FEMP Digest: 2022 Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners Announced

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Federal Energy Management Program


September 30, 2022

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Congratulations to the 30 Award Winners from 10 Federal Agencies


Join FEMP in congratulating the winners of the 2022 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards. Learn more about these award-winning champions and how they’ve cut energy and water waste, reduced costs, optimized performance, and advanced American federal infrastructure through innovation. These winners, along with the 2021 winners, will be honored during an upcoming ceremony held alongside Energy Exchange in Cincinnati, Ohio.

FEMP Pre-Event Workshops

Register for Pre-Event Workshops from FEMP!

Join FEMP October 24th for no-cost, accredited pre-event workshops for the federal community! These workshops are held in-person the day before the official Energy Exchange event kicks off in Cincinnati, Ohio. This year features 13 sessions addressing key federal training priorities, including distributed energy resources, performance contracting, climate resilience, electric vehicles, metering, and building re-tuning. While there’s no cost for these workshops, registration for each is separate from Energy Exchange registration. See the FEMP Pre-Event Workshops schedule and register today to reserve your spot.

Energy Exchange 2022 Plenary Speakers Announced

The Energy Exchange has a rich tradition of featuring some of the leading voices across the federal energy management sector. We’re proud to announce some outstanding featured speakers for this year’s event. Join us for the opening and closing plenaries, where they will outline the critical role the federal government can play in making the American energy economy more equitable and climate-resilient. Visit the 2022 Featured Speakers and Panelists page for the most up-to-date information on the opening and closing plenaries!

The 2022 Energy Exchange is just over a month away! Check out the technical training agenda for a list of all session topics and schedules. Time is running out to register for this year’s event—register today!

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FEMP Focus

USFS Wolf Creek charging station.

United States Forest Service Leverages Electric Vehicle Charging Solution for Remote Areas

The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service successfully deployed a stand-alone solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the Wolf Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center to serve its five-vehicle fleet. The solar-powered charging station is a great option for the Wolf Creek Center due to its remote location and limited access to the grid. Fleet managers and energy managers planning for fleet electrification at similarly remote sites across the federal government are encouraged to read the full success story to learn more about the Forest Service’s experience.

Federal Fleet Charging Challenge Coming Soon!


FEMP, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and GSA Fleet are excited to announce that the Third EV Charging Challenge is coming soon! Beginning October 1 and running through December 31, 2022, you and your EV drivers will have the opportunity to compete with fellow federal drivers to see if you can charge more and fill with gas less, increasing your total e-miles! We especially want you to focus on charging your plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) over filling it with gas.

EVs have many benefits such as lower tailpipe emissions when compared to conventionally fueled vehicles. As the grid continues to be powered by more and more renewable sources, the average EV could produce emissions equal to a conventionally fueled car that gets 88 MPG (hint: not many gasoline cars get that kind of MPG!).

Categories we will be judging include:

  • Most Improved Agency
  • Most Total Electric Miles (estimate)
  • PHEV highest percent of use on Electric (highest MPG)

Winners will be announced at FedFleet 2023!

For questions, email GSAFleetAFVTeam@gsa.gov or Federal.Fleets@nrel.gov.

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FEMP Resources Spotlight

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New Tool: Power Outage: What’s the Damage?

Power outages can incur significant costs: lost data, diminished worker productivity, spoilage of perishable food, disruption to critical services, and more. The FEMP-funded Customer Damage Function (CDF) Calculator helps federal facility managers and resilience planners quantify electric grid outage impacts to support resilience investments.

Contact FEMP for resilience planning assistance.

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Upcoming Live Trainings

Visit the FEMP Training Catalog to view all available live and on-demand trainings.

eProject Builder Advanced Training Webinar

October 19, 2022 | 2:00 PM-3:15 PM ET | Register

This virtual training covers advanced features of eProject Builder (ePB) of interest to all users, including the measurement and verification (M&V) module and the analysis and reporting features. It also briefly covers features for federal agencies including using ePB for utility energy service contracts (UESC), the ePB federal compliance tracking system (CTS) reports, and the new ePB GHG calculation tool.

50001 Ready Cohort Alumni Get-Together

October 25, 2022 | 5:30 PM ET

Energy Exchange 2022, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

This event is for all federal sites that have attended, are attending, or are interested in a 50001 Energy Management System. It will recognize individual site achievements, summarize 50001 Ready Program updates, discuss best practices, share lessons learned, and provide feedback from sites. Contact Kendall Kam if you're interested in attending or for more information.


New Self-Paced, On-Demand Trainings

The following are recently posted trainings. Visit the FEMP Training Catalog to view all available live and on-demand trainings.

Federal On-Site Carbon Pollution-Free Electricity (CFE) Purchase Contracts

1 Hour | 0.2 CEUs | Intermediate

FEMP is helping agencies understand their on-site CFE purchase options to help meet their procurement objectives. This training helps attendees understand their on-site options, limitations associated with these contracts, and strategies for ensuring a successful project.

System-Level Tools for Identifying and Quantifying Carbon Reduction Opportunities in Data Centers

1.5 Hours | 0.2 CEUs | Introductory

Typically, a data center houses a computer infrastructure as well as support infrastructure such as cooling and electrical systems. This equipment needs constant evaluation to operate as cost-effectively, as possible. This training complements information provided in a previous four-part webinar series in FY21, which introduced a broad toolkit for identifying energy-saving opportunities in data centers.

Utility Industry Basics for Federal Agency CFE Procurement

2 Hours | 0.3 CEUs | Introductory

This course provides foundational information that will help agencies understand the fundamental characteristics of the utility industry in the United States. With this information and understanding, federal agencies will be better prepared to meet the 100% CFE goals by 2030 as outlined in Executive Order 14057.

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