FEMP Digest: FEMP Issues 2021 AFFECT FAC

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Federal Energy Management Program


May 25, 2021

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.



FEMP recently announced the Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2021 Federal Agency Call (FAC). The FAC will provide funding to help federal agencies advance their critical missions by increasing the energy efficiency and resilience of their operations, while also minimizing the Federal Government's carbon footprint through clean energy projects that directly address climate change mitigation and adaptation. To apply, register and submit your application materials through EERE Exchange by July 16, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET. Visit FEMP's website for more information, and contact AFFECT2021@ee.doe.gov for questions about the FAC.

2017 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards Color Guard


FEMP sponsors the annual Federal Energy and Water Management Awards to honor outstanding federal agency achievements in strategic energy and water management efficiency, resilience, distributed energy, and fleet management. Visit FEMP’s Awards webpage for more information and to download the 2021 Criteria and Guidelines. Please Submit nominations by June 10, 2021.

FEMP announced the winners of the 2020 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards in December 2020. Visit our webpage to read more about the 2020 winners.

FEMP Focus

FEMP's First Virtual FUPWG Seminar Draws Record Attendance

In early May, FEMP hosted the Virtual 2021 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Seminar. The agenda's lineup of experts from across the Federal Government, the utility/cooperative community, financing firms, and other sectors attracted more than 800 attendees on Day 1 and more than 700 on Day 2. Among the many highlights, Andrew Mayock of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) helped kick off the seminar, noting FEMP's "steadfast and essential" support of CEQ from the Presidential transition onward. On Day 2, FUPWG welcomed senior leadership from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and all Department of Defense Services to share their updates, perspectives, and priorities for 2021 and beyond. FEMP also capitalized on having such a large audience by providing an Introduction to Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) training, split between the two days, following the conclusion of each day’s FUPWG sessions. To see the agenda, speaker biographies, and presentations from this virtual event, please visit the FUPWG page on FEMP's website and click "2021 FUPWG Seminar."

Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers has New Website

The joint Department of Energy/Berkeley Lab Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers has a new virtual home. The new website is more streamlined and better organized to reflect shifts in the center's research and advancement of efficiency strategies. Highlights include a cleaner, revamped presentation of the DOE/Berkeley Lab data center energy assessment toolkit, a more capable one-stop portal for all publications and presentations, and new features, such as a tool elaborating on the business rationales for data center energy upgrades

FEMP Releases Federal Fleet Resilience Planning Report

In line with Biden Administration priorities to combat the climate crisis through various scientific-based actions supporting decarbonization, resilience, climate adaptation and mitigation, and electrification, FEMP recently released a new report on Federal Fleet Resilience Planning. The report details strategies to minimize or eliminate the impacts of natural hazards, human threats, and impacts of climate change. It uses the advanced planning framework from FEMP's Technical Resilience Navigator tool for federal facilities as a guide for federal fleet managers to follow. It also discusses program links to other DOE resources including the 50001 Ready Program and the Core Principles of Sustainable Fleet Management. The report explains how electric vehicles and other alternative fuels can provide resilience advantages and provides fleet managers with information to deploy measures which offer significant sectoral decarbonization.

Upcoming Live Webinar Training

eProject Builder (ePB) Demonstration (Introductory)Will introduce energy service companies, their customers, and other interested parties to ePB, covering the benefits of using ePB, project workflow, a walk-through of the data template, and a live demonstration.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 1–2:30 p.m. ET

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 1–2:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1–2:30 p.m. ET   

Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Training ProgramWill prepare attendees to perform accurate energy assessments of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, and information technology (IT) systems in data centers.

Monday, July 19 and Wednesday July 21–Thursday, July 22, 2021 (Generalist + HVAC Specialist) 

Monday, July 26, 2021 (IT Specialist) 

Tuesday, September 21–Thursday, September 23, 2021 (Generalist + HVAC Specialist) 

Friday, September 24, 2021 (IT Specialist) 

UESC Comprehensive Training: Will examine utility energy service contract strategies and methods used by experienced contracting officers and their technical teams from project development to contract award and post-acceptance.

Tuesday, June 15–Thursday, June 17, 2021, 12–2:00 p.m. ET

Energy Exchange 2021: With the theme, Connecting the Future, Energy Exchange 2021 will be a virtual event featuring engaging and topical trainings and sessions across the federal energy and water management community. Learn more.

Monday, August 2, 2021–Friday, August 6, 2021


View FEMP’s Training Catalog to see all FEMP’s scheduled live and on-demand training sessions.


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