FEMP Digest: FEMP Welcomes New Leadership

FEMP Digest - January 2019
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Federal Energy Management Program

January 24, 2019

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 FEMP's first Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement (ESPC ESA) series webinar on March 12th. Note, this webinar has been rescheduled from the original date of January 29th. All current registrants will be automatically re-enrolled for the March 12th webinar. 

✔ Check out the FEMP's new case study, U.S. Coast Guard Yard Analysis of Microgrid to Reduce Onsite Generation Curtailment, which details the Coast Guard Yard's ESPC project to install 1-MW reciprocating generators.

✔ The FEMP Assistance Request Portal now offers an easy way to ask FEMP a question. Simply choose the service area you’re interested in, enter your email address, write a question, and click submit. Your question will be routed to the service area specialist at FEMP who will reply to your inquiry. You can also use this tool to request technical assistance for a distributed energy project.

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 Welcomes New Leadership

Dr. Robert Ivester has joined FEMP as the new program director after serving in the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) for the past six years. Jay Wrobel, who also previously worked in AMO, has joined FEMP as the new supervisor for the Facility and Fleet Optimization team. FEMP would like to thank Leslie Nicholls for her leadership, and she will continue her leadership support as FEMP's strategic director.

Visit FEMP's website for more information.

Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Seminars Were Record Breakers in 2018

Attendance at the 2018 Fall FUPWG seminar, hosted by Dominion Energy in Herndon, Virginia, broke another record with more than 300 attendees. Along with the Spring seminar, the average attendance at the FUPWG seminars in 2018 averaged 42.5% higher than in 2017. The Fall FUPWG agenda featured many key topics and the presentations received rave reviews from attendees; view them on the FUPWG website.

The 2019 Spring FUPWG seminar is scheduled for May 2-3 in San Diego, California. Please watch for more details to be posted on the FUPWG website later this month.

FEMP Offers ESPC ESA Webinar Series

FEMP is launching a four-part webinar series entitled, “ESPC ESAs: A New Way of Financing On-Site Renewable Energy” starting March 12, 2019 (rescheduled from January 29, 2019). A live webinar will occur quarterly and address various topics on financing and implementing on-site renewable energy projects that have the ability to benefit from tax incentives before they decrease. Each webinar will include information, project implementation best practices, resources, and Q&A.

Learn more about the webinar series and register for the first webinar.  

Explore the 50001 Ready Navigator 

The 50001 Ready Navigator is an online dashboard that provides step-by-step guidance to implementing and maintaining an energy management system in conformance with the principles of ISO 50001. EnPI Lite, a companion calculator to 50001 Ready Navigator, enables regression-based energy performance modeling for facilities. Both are web-based tools maintained by DOE. The 50001 Ready program also accepts energy performance improvement data from other readily available tools including the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®. After implementing the system, users can submit their facilities for 50001 Ready recognition directly through the Navigator.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is offering a series of new webinars through its Community of Practice; watch for new dates to be added to FEMP's Training Catalog.  

FEMP’s Smart Labs Program Coordinates with University of California, Irvine’s Smart Labs and Design-Build Workshop

FEMP’s Smart Labs Program coordinates with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) on their no-cost, in-person Smart Labs and Design-Build Workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29-30, 2019. Day one of the workshop will include the use of data analytics to optimize and maintain performance of Smart Labs, a detailed discussion of improving laboratory ventilation, and Green Lab programs and operations. Day two will be a half-day session allocated to a design-build of both new lab building and whole (science) building renewal including Smart Lab retrofits. Register for UCI’s Smart Labs and Design-Build Workshop here.

FEMP Helps Agencies Plan and Implement Distributed Energy Projects

FEMP recently launched a new six-phase process for planning and implementing distributed energy projects. Each phase in the process is divided into a series of steps, giving federal agencies detailed information and best practices to refer to and links to relevant publications and key resources. FEMP's six-phase distributed energy project process can help agencies efficiently implement on-site electric and thermal renewable energy, energy storage, and combined heat and power projects that are technically sound, reduce energy costs for the federal government, and support agency needs and missions.

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.

  • 50001 Ready Navigator: An online dashboard that provides step-by-step guidance to implementing and maintaining an energy management system in conformance with the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard.
  • Metering Benefits and Federal Drivers: This on-demand training course outlines federal requirements and drivers for metering and provides best practices for selecting and prioritizing metering projects.

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.

LIVE ONLINE: eProject Builder Demonstration (Introductory)

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. EST

LIVE ONLINE: Tutorial Webinar on DCPro: An Energy Assessment Tool for Data Centers

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 2-3:30 p.m. EST

LIVE ONLINE: ESPC ESA Webinar Series: Overview and Requirements

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 2-3:30 p.m. EST (rescheduled from January 29, 2019)

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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