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Federal Comprehensive Annual Energy Reporting Requirements

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides federal agencies with resources for reporting annual progress made toward efficiency mandates.

Section 548(a) of National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NEPCA) (42 U.S.C. 8258(a)) requires federal agencies to submit to the U.S. Department of Energy an annual report that describes activities to meet the energy management requirements of Section 543 of NECPA (42 U.S.C. 8253).

Annual Greenhouse Gas and Sustainability Data Report for FY 2016 Reporting

Top-tier federal departments and agencies must use FEMP’s Annual Greenhouse Gas and Sustainability Data Report for comprehensive reporting of fiscal year (FY) 2016 energy, costs, square footage, and associated operational data.

The data report is an Excel workbook that collects agency-aggregated data that are necessary for calculating scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions in the commonly used native units of energy consumption and fugitive emissions, as well as activity data for estimating scope 3 indirect emissions. It provides users with the summation of their calculated emissions, as well as the performance results for other energy and sustainability goals.

Due Date

The Annual Greenhouse Gas and Sustainability Data Report for FY 2016 is due on January 31, 2017.

Annual Energy Report Template and Associated Guidance

Additional narrative information is required from top-tier federal departments and agencies for their annual energy management activities that is not captured in the data report workbook. Agencies must use the Reporting Guidance for Federal Agency Annual Report on Energy Management template for submitting the required narrative information for their annual energy reports.

The Reporting Guidance includes two new attachments: "Guidance to Receive Credit on Energy Performance Goal to Normalize for Weather in Benchmarked Building" and "Guidance to Receive Credit on Energy Performance Goal for Energy Intensity Improvements in Goal-Excluded Buildings." The attachments explain how to report these credits now allowed under Executive Order 13693.

Voluntary Reporting of Certain Scope 3 GHG Emissions

The Full Service Leased Space Data Report is available for voluntary reporting of scope 3 emissions from fully serviced leased space where the agency does not purchase energy directly. Reporting of these emissions from landlord-paid energy use becomes mandatory for leases of 10,000 square feet and greater in FY 2017.

Corrections to Prior Years' Data

Corrections to FY 2008 through FY 2011 data must be submitted in the appropriate prior year data report because prior years used the sixth and seventh editions of eGRID factors for electricity emissions embedded in those workbooks. FY 2012 and FY 2013 data reports used the eGRID eighth edition factors. FY 2014 and FY 2015 use the eGRID ninth edition factors. If you plan to revise prior years' data, be sure to request from FEMP the data reports of record for your agency.