FEMP Digest: May and June Training Reminders

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May 10, 2018

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Air Force Issues Request for Information for Power Purchase Agreement   

The U.S. Air Force has released a Request for Information (RFI), solicitation number W912DY-18-T-PPA1, to conduct market research and determine the feasibility of implementing various energy generation technologies to improve resilience at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) in New Jersey. The Air Force seeks to contract for a continuously available, non-interruptible primary power source for JB MDL. The contractor would develop, finance, design, build, own, operate, and maintain an off-site energy generation facility that will provide electric power via an offtake agreement (i.e. Power Purchase Agreement). For more information visit the Federal Business Opportunity website. RFI responses are due by June 1, 2018. 

Register for the National Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Forum in Washington, D.C.   

Taking place on Tuesday, June 12, the 2018 National Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Forum is a full day event and exposition preceding the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Review. Attendees will hear from key policymakers, industry leaders, and senior government officials about the state of the industry, recent accomplishments, and future plans. The event will feature a government panel led by the DOE and including other agencies with hydrogen and fuel cell activities. The event is being held at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center and is coordinated by the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Energy Association. Registration is available here.

Upcoming Webcasts

Project Facilitator Fundamentals

Live Webinar: May 17, 2018 

All energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects for task orders under the Department of Energy's (DOE) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) ESPC are to be done with a qualified project facilitator (PF) or PF teams that are approved by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Federal agencies have increased the use of their own in-house PFs. Therefore, FEMP has identified the need to train potential new PFs to ensure consistency in approach and facilitate workforce development in this area. This webinar will offer basic overviews of ESPC project management principles, the DOE IDIQ ESPC, and DOE's Project Development Resource Guide, which FEMP-approved PFs are expected to follow. Follow the link for more information and to register.

eProject Builder Demonstrations

Live Introductory Webinar: May 22, 2018 

FEMP and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will present an introduction/demonstration session on eProject Builder (ePB), the ESPC project tracking and database system that is required as part of DOE's IDIQ contracts. The sessions are 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 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:

  • Tuesday, May 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT

To participate in a 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.   

Introduction to Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs)

Live Webinar: May 23, 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. The 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. Follow the link for more information and to register.

Placing UESC Task Orders under the GSA Areawide Contract

Live Webinar: June 13, 2018

This webinar is designed for federal procurement specialists and contracting officers to provide them 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. Follow the link for more information and to register.

In-Person Training 

Energy Savings Performance Contracting Three-Day Training Workshop

June 19-21, 2018
San Diego, California

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

Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit 2018 

August 21-23, 2018
Cleveland, Ohio

In 2018, DOE is bringing together the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit, creating the largest and most exciting DOE training, trade show, and peer event of the year. More than 3,000 thought leaders from the federal, private, education, and state and local government sectors will convene to accelerate the adoption of energy and water efficiency, integrated resilience, emerging and secure technologies, and replicable renewable energy solutions. The combined Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit will feature technical training sessions, interactive panels, and learning opportunities from public and private sector market leaders. For more information and to register, please visit the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit webpage.

2018 Energy Exchange Better Buildings

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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