The District Department of General Services (“Department” or “DGS”) selected the DC Solar Joint Venture, a District Certified Business Enterprise (CBE), to provide solar PV power plants on rooftops of District-owned buildings at multiple locations throughout the city to generate up to 2 MW of electricity that will be place on Pepco’s smart grid. The plants will be mounted on the rooftops of 14 buildings, which consists of 35 roof spaces. The JV executed a Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA) with the District of Columbia to sell the equivalent amount of electricity generated to the District at a predetermined, negotiated rate for a period of 20 years. At the end of 20 years, the JV will decommission and remove the systems. The JV is led by PEER Consultants, and the Solar Park USA is the other member of the JV and also provides the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) portion of the project. The JV developed the project and performed the EPC. The JV sold the project to an investor who will own and operate the plants. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.