Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio Sells Off Electrical Grid to DP&L
The Dayton Power and Light Co. (DP&L) in Dayton, OH won a maximum $175.5 million tariff contract to take over ownership, operation, and maintenance of the electric distribution system at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
The original proposal was Web solicited and through a mailing list with 3 responses received by the Defense Energy Support Center at Fort Belvoir, VA (SP0600-09-C-8251). This contract is regulated tariff rate based for a 50-year contract period. The date of performance completion is July 10/61.
This contract is part of a broader effort to privatize Wright Patterson’s utility infrastructure. In addition to the electrical grid, the base intends to sell off its natural gas and water distribution and wastewater collection systems…
The original solicitation proposed privatization of Wright Patterson’s entire utility infrastructure to the same contractor. However, the DESC and the Air Force decided to sell off the electricity infrastructure first.
The solicitation defines privitization as: the transfer of ownership and responsibility for the operations, maintenance, repair, future upgrades, and future utility system replacements.
DP&L, which had been supplying electricity to the base, will now assume ownership of the electrical infrastructure on the base. In addition, it will be required to furnish all facilities, labor, materials, tools, and equipment necessary to own, maintain, and operate the electrical system. The company will be required to manage the maintenance, repairs, and replacement of the electrical infrastructure to ensure continuous, adequate, and dependable service.
DP&L will be responsible for funding all capital investments required to acquire, maintain and operate the electrical system in a safe and reliable condition. Real property interests will be conveyed in the form of a right-of-way (ROW) attachment. The electricity infrastructure is being conveyed via a bill of sale upon award of the contract.
Wright Patterson AFB, located 10 miles east-northeast of Dayton in Greene County, Ohio, is headquarters for the Air Force Material Command (AFMC). The base occupies 8,145 acres with approximately 1,600 facilities on base plus 2,354 units of family housing.