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DOE awards $85 million contract for R&D support services

The Department of Energy awarded an $85 million contract to a joint venture to provide support services to all DOE research and development programs in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

EnergyWorks Joint Venture, a joint venture of Energetics Inc. of Alexandria, Va., and New West Technologies LLC of Greenwood Village, Colo., is to provide technical, engineering, analytical, and management services. DOE R&D programs for renewables address hydropower, and sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass.

Energetics announced the contract award July 7. DOE did not immediately assign tasks for specific R&D programs, Energetics President Jim Reed said. Instead, the government will assign tasks tied to specific programs over the contract period, which covers five years.

In December 2007, Congress appropriated $10 million for the fiscal year ending in September 2008 for DOE's Water Power Energy R&D Program. (HNN 2/6/08) House and Senate committees have endorsed $40 million and $30 million in R&D funds for marine renewables and hydropower for fiscal 2009. (HNN 7/11/08)

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