The Department of Defense (DoD) is one of the largest energy consumers worldwide and the single largest energy consumer in the United States. Several cooperatives work closely with U.S. military installations, providing electricity and partnering on projects.

Cooperatives are well-positioned to support their local DoD installations and help fulfill their ambitious energy assurance goals. Through these efforts, cooperatives can:

  • Leverage their existing contracts and/or compete for new contracts with local military installations
  • Strategically work with the DoD to the benefit of the electric cooperative community
  • Apply lessons learned from fellow cooperatives and their DoD counterparts already competing in this space to align themselves with the nation's largest single consumer of energy
  • Utilize existing knowledge, resources, and relationships unique to cooperatives to position themselves to lead Energy as a Service (EaaS) programs for many DoD installations

Due to DoD rules and procedures, these projects can be particularly complex. NRECA will continue to update this page with relevant resources.

View an infographic with data about existing cooperative contracts with military installations.

View our related Member Advisory: Electric Cooperatives and Opportunities For Working with the Military (April 2018)

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Contact for Questions

Lauren Khair, Senior Analyst - Economics & Industry, Business and Technology Strategies:


NRECA has created a military listserv to share relevant updates with cooperatives that serve military facilities. If you would like to join the listserv, please contact Lauren Khair at the email above.