The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides resources and tools that help federal agencies implement renewable energy projects and technologies to meet federal laws and requirements. Executive Order 13693: Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, released March 19, 2015, declared that 30% of electricity consumed by the federal government is to come from renewable energy sources by 2025. The executive order established a hierarchy of practices for federal agencies to achieve the 30% by 2025 target.
- Install agency-funded renewable energy on site at federal facilities and retain corresponding renewable energy certificates (RECs) or obtain equal value replacement RECs.
- Contract for the purchase of energy that includes the installation of renewable energy on site at a federal facility or off site from a federal facility and the retention of corresponding RECs or obtaining equal value replacement RECs for the term of the contract.
- Purchase electricity and corresponding RECs or obtain equal value replacement RECs.
- Purchase RECs.
Start implementing renewable energy projects and meeting the 30% by 2025 target by:
- Reviewing information about project planning and implementation
- Getting project assistance and resources
- Learning about project financing mechanisms
- Finding renewable energy resource maps and screening tools
- Exploring potential renewable energy technologies
- Reading about purchasing renewable power.
What Success Looks Like
Find examples of renewable energy projects at federal facilities.