Apex Delivers Energy Independence for Our Military

The solar and wind farms ensure Fort Hood’s energy security and save millions of dollars.

The U.S. military recognizes the vital role that renewable energy plays in protecting our national security, and now the Army is taking another important step to ensure that one of our most mission-critical posts is safe. On a historic June morning, dozens of officials gathered at Fort Hood, the largest active-duty armored U.S. military installations in the world, to commemorate the start of operations for Phantom Solar and Cotton Plains Wind. Apex Clean Energy developed the hybrid project, which generates roughly 65 megawatts of clean energy and supplies about half of Fort Hood’s current annual energy consumption. The complementary wind and solar production profiles will ensure 24/7/365 resiliency, security, and energy independence for the military garrison.


Cat Strumlauf

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Cat leads Apex’s marketing and communications team, with a focus on corporate communications, content creation, and media and partner relations. Prior to joining the company, she worked in broadcast journalism as a reporter. Cat holds an MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a BA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business.