FEMP Digest: New ESPC Energy Sales Agreement RFP Template

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Federal Energy Management Program


July 19, 2018

The FEMP Digest provides a roundup of the latest offerings, news, and events available from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Click the links below to learn more.

To view previous FEMP Digests, visit the Archived Digest webpage on the FEMP website.

Act Now!

Register now for the upcoming Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC) Training for Utility Representatives webinar being held next Wednesday July 25! This UESC training is designed specifically for utility staff, providing useful tools to better serve federal customers.

✔ Visit the updated Center of Expertise (CoE) Small Data Center Page. Energy efficiency in small data centers is often overlooked. CoE's Small Data Center flowchart outlines the appropriate steps and actions that should be taken to improve energy efficiency in your small data center based on a variety of budgets. Plus, it provides plenty of free resources along the way.

✔ Plan and register for one or more of FEMP’s 14 pre-conference workshops happening on the Monday before the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit 2018, August 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.

FEMP Focus

See what we are featuring from FEMP this month! Click on the links below to find out more about these FEMP updates.

FEMP Releases New Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement RFP Template

FEMP recently added an editable request for proposals (RFP) template to the Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement (ESPC ESA) Toolkit. This new template saves agencies time by providing standard RFP language with prompts for entering project-specific details. Download the RFP template from the ESPC ESA Toolkit.

ESPC ESAs are a project structure that allow federal agencies to utilize the ESPC long-term multiyear contracting authority to implement cost-saving renewable energy conservation measures. The ESPC ESA Toolkit provides federal agency contracting officers and other acquisition team members with information that will facilitate the timely execution of ESPC ESA projects. 

Get the Most out of Your 2018 Energy Exchange Experience!

Make sure you review FEMP’s checklist to ensure you get the most out of your Energy Exchange experience! For 2018, attendees will have access to more than 500 expert speakers from the private and public sectors through more than 200 training sessions across 6 compelling focus areas. Plan out your schedule and event experience with these helpful reminders! Check back to this site as we’ll keep adding more items through August 21st!

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Featured FEMP Tools and Training

Did you know that FEMP offers a range of free on-demand training sessions and tools including software, data sets, and databases to support federal agencies’ energy reduction efforts? Each month, FEMP will spotlight a few of these resources that are available to all.

  • ESCO Selector: This tool helps agencies create a notice of opportunity that complies with federal requirements, producing a standard template in Word format that is editable and easily tailored as needed.
  • Water Project Screening Tool: This Excel-based tool helps federal sites identify a comprehensive suite of water efficiency projects, especially targeted at energy savings performance contracts and utility energy service contracts.
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Overview for Drivers: This on-demand training course presents clear answers to common questions about plug-in electric vehicles, including the different types of vehicles, safety, battery range, charging, and maintenance.

Access FEMP’s Training Search and full catalog of tools.

Upcoming Events 

Check out and register for upcoming online and in-person training events developed and offered by FEMP. Click on the links to find out more and register today!

WEBINAR: eProject Builder Demonstrations

Tuesday, July 24, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT (Advanced, covering M&V module and Analysis & Reporting features)

WEBINAR: Utility Energy Service Contracts Training for Utility Representatives

Wednesday, July 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

August 21-23, 2018
Cleveland, Ohio

Interested in more training events? View FEMP's Training Calendar to see all of FEMP’s scheduled webinar sessions and in-person trainings.


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