The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers resources to help federal agencies implement utility energy service contracts (UESCs). UESC case studies are also available.
Virtual Center of Expertise
The UESC Virtual Center of Expertise helps federal agencies and utilities significantly streamline the UESC implementation process and access the resources and expertise needed to overcome project barriers. The center provides project teams with FEMP points of contact and maintains a list of agency, utility, and financing experts willing to assist their peers with project implementation based on their own experiences. It also offers sample documents and templates necessary for UESC implementation.
FEMP maintains a list of volunteer contacts from agencies and utilities who serve as references to UESC inquiries. These points of contacts are available to provide support for contracts, technical services, and regulations in UESC project implementation.
Contact Kaila Raybuck to be directed to a UESC Virtual Center of Expertise point of contact.
Utility Energy Service Contracts Guide: Compilation of samples and templates to help contracting officers implement task orders for UESCs under existing U.S. General Services Administration areawide contracts.
Utility Energy Service Contracts: Enabling Documents: Provides legislative, executive, and agency mandates and legal opinions regarding UESCs and energy improvements in federal facilities.
Utility Partnerships Program Overview: Learn about how federal agencies can develop effective partnerships with local serving utilities to meet energy-efficiency, renewable energy, and water-conservation goals.
Funding Federal Energy and Water Projects: Overview of funding choices for federal energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Utility Energy Service Contracts: Lessons Learned: Recommended best practices generated by a growing group of innovative energy managers across multiple successful projects.
Performance Assurance for Multi-Year Contracts Under the Utility Incentive Program: Guidance for federal energy and facility managers on participation in utility programs for the management of electricity demand and energy and water conservation.
Guide to Purchasing Green Power: Document describes options agencies can consider to diversify their energy supply.
FEMP offers an ongoing series of workshops and webinars to train federal agencies on how to implement UESCs. Visit the FEMP Training Search for upcoming opportunities.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Building Life Cycle Cost (BLCC) Programs help agencies compute and analyze capital investments in buildings.