FEMP Digest: Call for Federal Energy & Water Management Award Nominations

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Federal Energy Management Program

February 1, 2018

Army Presidio of Monterey, CA 2017 Award Winner

The U.S. Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey, California, won a 2017 Federal Energy and Water Management Award for projects that contributed to annual energy savings of 37%, including the installation of a 1 megawatt photovoltaic array.

FEMP Announces its Call for Nominations for the 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards

Each year the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) sponsors the Federal Energy and Water Management Awards to honor outstanding federal agency achievements in energy, water, and fleet management. Please visit FEMP's Federal Awards webpage for more information and to download the 2018 Criteria and Guidelines document.

All nominations must be submitted into FEMP's Awards Nomination website by April 26, 2018. FEMP recommends consulting the Agency Coordinator for your parent agency to inquire about any internal agency deadlines that may apply to your nomination, potentially in advance of FEMP's deadline.

FEMP will offer two identical one-hour WebEx presentations that will provide an overview of the 2018 awards criteria and eligibility requirements, as well as tips on how to prepare nomination narratives. Register here for the Feburary 22 meeting at 1:39 pm EDT. Register here for the March 13 meeting at 2:00 pm EDT. If your organization cannot access WebEx, please contact Jennifer Landsman to discuss your participation.

For more information visit FEMP's Federal Awards webpage or email FEMP Communications.


U.S. Air Force Request For Information (RFI), Enhanced Use Leasing (EUL) Project, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey

The Air Force is currently seeking responses from energy industry and technology companies to a recently released US Air Force Request For Information (RFI). Please find more information about this RFI by visiting solicitation number AFCEC-18-R-0001-221118 on the Federal Business Opportunities website. Responses are due by Feburary 23, 2018.

Upcoming Webcasts

Just in Time ESPC Webinars Session 4: ESPC Implementation/Construction Period - Not Your Conventional Design, Build

Live Webinar: February 8, 2018

FEMP's Just in Time webinar series features experienced energy savings performance contract (ESPC) team members in a live question-and-answer period following a live or prerecorded webinar. Session 4 is intended for agency ESPC acquisition teams or individuals who are responsible for transitioning agency resources into the contract administration phase of the project after task order award. The webinar will focus on best practices for common issues during the implementation/construction period.

Please follow the link to register for this webinar.

Introduction to UESCs Webinar

Live Webinar: February 21, 2018 
This webinar provides attendees with an overview of the contracting options and services available from their local utility companies to engineer, finance, and install cost-effective energy and water savings projects. This training is appropriate for federal facility/energy managers, procurement specialists, utility company representatives, and representatives from other interested organizations. Participants will walk through the steps of the typical project process from the audit phase to commissioning the equipment. The webinar introduces participants to UESCs and helps them determine if this alternative financing opportunity is right for them. It also provides them with information about a variety of no-cost resources available to support their UESC project efforts through FEMP and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Areawide Contract Program.

Please follow the link to register for this webinar.

eProject Builder Demonstrations

Live Webinars: February 23, 2018 and March 20, 2018

FEMP and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) will present an introduction/demonstration session on eProject Builder, the ESPC project tracking and database system that is required as part of DOE's indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The sessions will be interactive, with both a call-in phone line and webinar portion. While all are welcome, the training will be particularly valuable for energy service companies and federal representatives involved in projects that have chosen the energy service company (ESCO) and are in preliminary assessment or investment grade audit stage of their projects. Participants will learn about the benefits of using ePB and get a walk-through of project data entry, tracking, and reporting processes. The next available dates and times are:

  • Friday, February 23, 2:00-3:30 pm EST
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

To participate in the session, you will need to log in to www.readytalk.com with "access code" 4952370 shortly before the start of the webinar. The call-in line is 866-740-1260. If you would like further information on the sessions or to receive a calendar invitation, please e-mail epb-support@lbl.gov.  

Placing UESC Task Orders under the GSA Areawide Contract Webinar

Live Webinar: March 13, 2018

This webinar is designed for federal procurement specialists and contracting officers. The goal of this training is to provide attendees with an overview of the contracting options and services available from their local utility companies to engineer, finance, and install cost effective energy and water savings projects. Participants will walk through the typical project process under the GSA Areawide Contract, from the audit phase to commissioning the equipment. Highlights include a review of the contracting options for UESCs, best practices associated with UESC procurement steps, and information on additional resources to help federal contracting officers and procurement specialists issue these Task Orders.

Please follow the link to register for this webinar.

In-Person Events 

Distributed Wind Workshop

February 27, 2018
Washington, D.C.

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is hosting a Distributed Wind Workshop for federal agencies.

Distributed wind systems can produce electricity for on-site or local consumption. Close to 1 GW of distributed wind has been installed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for homes, businesses; military sites; manufacturing plants; and local, state, and federal facilities.

This workshop is designed to educate federal agency stakeholders about distributed wind in general, its potential applications, the economics of wind projects, and how to deploy distributed wind at federal sites.

Please follow the link for more information and to register for this workshop.

Energy Savings Performance Contracting Three-Day Training Workshop: Includes a New Module on Energy Resiliency

March 6-8, 2018
Washington, D.C.

This newly updated three-day workshop educates attendees on how to implement energy and water projects through an ESPC. It includes a new module about including resiliency in your ESPC, as well as a basic introduction to and new requirements of the latest U.S. Department of Energy indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.

Training sections include task order ordering procedures, contractor selection, energy saving technologies, building energy resiliency into your task order, measurement and verification, understanding task order schedules, pricing and financing aspects of the project, and post award contract administration. Breakout sessions focusing on technical and contracting topics provide trainees with an opportunity to learn by doing.

Please follow the link to register for this workshopRegistration is open to federal employees, DOE national labs, and state and local government employees. Others, such as DOE M&O contractors, may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Advanced Utility Energy Service Contracts Training

April 17-18, 2018 
Nashville, Tennessee

Used for small and large projects, a utility energy service contract (UESC) is a limited-source contract between a federal agency and serving utility for energy management and demand-reduction services. Federal sites benefit from UESCs by meeting federal mandates, resolving site-specific challenges such as replacing aging equipment with new more energy-efficient equipment, and reducing operating costs. This two-day training examines strategies and methods used by experienced contracting officers and their technical teams—from project development to contract award and post-acceptance. Attendees will work through exercises designed to develop a project using templates and samples.  Follow the link for more information and to register.

Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Spring Seminar

April 19-20, 2018 
Nashville, Tennessee

Mark your calendar to take advantage of this opportunity to fulfill federally mandated training requirements and expand your network at the 2018 Spring Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Seminar. FUPWG fosters communication between federal agencies, specific sites, and utilities to implement cost-effective energy efficiency and water conservation projects to help agencies improve operations, upgrade infrastructure, and save taxpayer dollars. Please note that the FUPWG Meeting Code of Conduct prohibits the use of aggressive sales techniques by attendees at FUPWG Seminars, and it is recommended that companies limit attendance to three representatives. For more information please visit the seminar webpage

On Demand eTraining 

FEMP offers self-paced on demand eTraining courses and webinars to help federal agency personnel develop core competencies and comply with energy efficiency, renewable energy, water management and sustainability requirements. Certified FEMP trainings award continuing education units (CEUs).

FEMP Training courses are designed for federal energy and facility managers, but open to all individuals through the FEMP Training Search. Visit FEMP's Training site for a complete list of training offerings.


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