FEMP Digest: FY 2018 was Banner Year for Federal ESPCs

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November 20, 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.

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

Federal Agency Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracting Has Banner Year for Private Investment

FEMP recently announced that during fiscal year 2018, 10 federal agencies made a record investment of more than $800 million using the Federal Energy Management Program’s indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) funding mechanism to pursue 23 energy efficiency and water conservation projects. This is the largest annual investment in FEMP's ESPC program history and will generate total guaranteed energy and water cost savings of almost $1.7 billion.

Visit FEMP’s website to read the full announcement and learn more about IDIQ ESPCs.

REopt Lite Adds New Optimization Capabilities with Wind, Custom Rate Tariff, Critical Load Builder, and User Dashboard Features

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released new capabilities for its REopt Lite web tool, including a new wind optimization module, custom utility rate tariffs, a critical building load profile builder, and a user dashboard. Building owners and energy managers can use REopt Lite to evaluate the economic viability of distributed wind alongside PV and battery storage at a site, helping to optimize energy cost savings and resilience for commercial buildings. REopt Lite development is supported by FEMP.

Learn more about REopt Lite’s new energy optimization capabilities.

FEMP's 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards Presented at the U.S. Institute of Peace

On October 23, FEMP hosted its 38th annual Federal Energy and Water Management Awards at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. Awards were presented to 30 individuals and teams throughout the federal government, along with their private sector partners, who developed and implemented outstanding cost-effective projects and programs related to energy and water cost savings, optimized energy and water use, and the use of on-site renewable energy and energy storage projects at federal facilities. The awards were presented by Kathleen Hogan, DOE's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), along with Alexander Fitzsimmons, EERE's Chief of Staff, and Leslie Nicholls, FEMP's Strategic Director.

Visit FEMP's website to read more.

2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Award Parris Island

DOE officials Kathleen Hogan, Alexander Fitzsimmons, and Leslie Nicholls presented an award to the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island team: Randy Monohan, Richard Pierce, LCDR Jack McLeod, James Berotti, and Dan Magro. Photo credit: DOE photographer, Donica Payne

Featured FEMP Tools and Training

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

  • Energy Management Basic Training: This on-demand training course provides federal personnel with a concise overview of Federal Energy Management, and the most current tools and resources for success.

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 Demonstration (Advanced)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 3 - 4:30 p.m. EST

IN-PERSON: Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Training 

Monday-Wednesday December 10-12, 2018 in Sterling, Virginia

Wednesday-Friday, January 23-25, 2018 in San Francisco, California 

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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