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Federal Energy Management Program


October 20, 2020

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.

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Be sure to check out FEMP’s new interactive web tool, the Technical Resilience Navigator (TRN). Identify targeted resilience solutions that are prioritized by their ability to reduce the risk your facility faces when confronted with energy and water disruptions. Start your organization’s resilience journey today at trn.pnnl.gov.

Energy Exchange


Starting in mid-September the Energy Exchange released four additional training packages weekly. Energy Exchange Extra is available to registrants at no additional cost. These new sessions, plus the 40 technical training sessions offered at the August event, are only available on the Energy Exchange platform. Continuing education units for accredited training are available through October 30, 2020. Even if you did not attend in August, it's not too late to participate: register now!

FEMP Focus

eProject Builder Version 3.0 Released

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) recently released version 3.0 of its energy project tracking and archiving tool, eProject Builder (ePB).  ePB 3.0 expands the tool’s capability to accommodate two project types, utility energy service contracts (UESCs) and direct-funded projects, in addition to ePB’s traditional focus, energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs). While it was technically possible to use ePB for these project types before, the modifications make the tool considerably “friendlier” for users pursuing UESCs and direct-funded projects. Some of the modifications relate primarily to terminology, but there are also functional changes.  As an example, savings “guarantees” are eliminated for UESCs, and direct-funded projects do not include loan amortization schedules. In addition, ePB version 3.0 provides a new project data report output that can be directly uploaded to FEMP's EISA 432 Compliance Tracking System (CTS) to populate the CTS Initiated Projects Report. The LBNL team is currently planning an early fall release of version 3.1, which will add the ability to enter ESPC energy sales agreements into the tool as well. 

Distributed Energy Resources Cybersecurity Framework (DERCF) Available

Sponsored by FEMP, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory-developed Distributed Energy Resources Cybersecurity Framework (DERCF) fills a critical gap that expands upon existing cybersecurity frameworks for evaluating the cybersecurity posture of federal sites with distributed energy systems. Available as both a written guide and web-based application, the DERCF helps users pinpoint cybersecurity vulnerabilities for renewable energy systems—based on unique facilities, personnel, and operational procedures—and develops customized action plans to improve an organization's security controls and practices. Watch the video to learn more.

GSA Awards Largest ESPC ENABLE Project to Date 

General Services Administration (GSA) Region 5 recently awarded the largest project to date under FEMP's ESPC ENABLE program to Honeywell—with a total implementation price of $18.5 million and total financed contract value is $24.6 million. ESPC ENABLE was designed to permit a standardized and streamlined procurement process to install energy conservation measures (ECMs) in six months or less. The GSA project includes a courthouse, a federal office building, and a parking garage in Detroit, Michigan, with ECMs consisting of converting from district steam heat to gas boilers in the courthouse and federal office building, and lighting in the courthouse and parking garage. This project used an ENABLE Enterprise Approach to facilitate an effective, efficient process for undertaking the project. GSA and Honeywell also took COVID-19 considerations into account, as part of a special provision included in the awarded contract. Read more about ESPC ENABLE.

DOE Extends IDIQ ESPC 4th Gen Solication Proposal Deadline

In July 2020 DOE announced the fourth generation solicitation for energy and water saving contracts to private-sector companies that will help improve the efficiency and address the infrastructure needs of federal facilities. DOE will award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) ESPCs to multiple vendors. The response deadline has been extended to November 9, 2020. The solicitation can be accessed on beta.SAM.gov or FedConnect (search by title "DOE FEMP ESPC IDIQ, Generation 4" or reference number "89243419REE000007"). 

FEMP Honors Federal Champions with 2020 FEDS Spotlight Recognition

FEMP honored federal energy champions selected for recognition by their agency leaders and peers as part of FEMP's fourth annual FEDS Spotlight at this year's virtual Energy Exchange. Read more about how this year's champions worked to implement exceptional resilient, efficient, and secure energy and water management practices and projects, while also helping their agencies to achieve mission success. 

2020 FEDS Spotlight champion photos

New Resources Spotlight

New FEMP publications:

New FEMP Website Resources:

Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Events

EVSE Power And Installation Requirements:

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET

eProject Builder (ePB) Demonstration (Introductory)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 1–2:30 p.m. ET

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 1–2:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 1–2:30 p.m. ET

Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Training Program

Monday, November 16–Wednesday, November 18, 2020  (Generalist + HVAC Specialist) 

Friday, November 20, 2020 (IT Specialist) 

Tuesday, January 12–Thursday, January 14, 2021  (Generalist + HVAC Specialist) 

Friday, January 15, 2021 (IT Specialist) 

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


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