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FEMP Announces New Utilities Offering UESCs

August 21, 2014 - 12:43pm

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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is pleased to announce that the following utilities are now offering utility energy service contracts (UESCs) to their Federal customers.

  • Dominion Virginia Power: Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 23,600 megawatts of generation, 10,900 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 63,400 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. Dominion is excited to be offering UESCs to Federal customers. Dominion Virginia Power's contact is Jarryd Coates.
     
  • Duke Energy: Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States with more than $115 billion in total assets. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.2 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Its commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States. Duke Energy's contact is Bill Flye.
     
  • Piedmont Natural Gas: Piedmont Natural Gas is a regional natural gas utility formed in 1951 and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company primarily engaged in the distribution of natural gas to more than one million residential, commercial, industrial and power generation utility customers in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including customers served by municipalities who are wholesale customers. Piedmont Natural Gas' contact is David Nestor.
     
  • CPS Energy: CPS Energy is the nation’s largest municipally owned energy utility providing both natural gas and electric service. Acquired by the City of San Antonio in 1942, today we serve more than 741,000 electric customers and 331,000 natural gas customers in and around the seventh-largest city in the nation. CPS Energy's contact is Karma Nilsson.

A UESC is a contracting vehicle that allows utilities to provide Federal customers with comprehensive energy- and water-efficiency improvements and demand reduction services. Current Presidential mandates require agencies to evaluate facilities, identify potential savings and appropriately leverage both private and public sector funding to invest in comprehensive projects. UESCs provide a streamlined approach for Federal agencies to contract for the broad spectrum of energy management services offered by local utilities. Partnering with your local serving utility is vital for agencies to meet their energy goals.

FEMP maintains a utility partner list on the UESC website, which includes current contact information for utilities offering UESCs and participating in the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group. Agencies are encouraged to contact their local serving utility for the latest information on UESCs, rebates, and incentive programs and other services that can help facilities fund energy projects.  If your Federal facility is interested in pursuing a UESC and your local serving utility is not listed, contact David McAndrew, FEMP’s utility program lead. Utilities not listed are also encouraged to reach out to FEMP.  Free training is available to assist you in getting a UESC program started.

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