By 2025, 30% of the electricity consumed by the federal government is to come from renewable energy sources. In fiscal year (FY) 2014, federal renewable electricity consumption was 8.76% of its total electricity consumption. Learn more about FY 2014 progress toward the 30% by 2025 target.
The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides resources and tools that help 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 to meet the 30% by 2025 target:
- Read about project planning and implementation
- Learn how FEMP identifies potential energy projects and compare federal electricity consumption with potential solar and wind projects
- Browse project assistance options
- Explore renewable energy technologies
- Find renewable energy resource maps and screening tools
- Review renewable energy procurement opportunities.
What Success Looks Like
Find examples of renewable energy projects at federal facilities.