January 26, 2023, 2–3 p.m. ET

FEMP IACET: 0.2

Level: Intermediate

In support of energy-related executive order goals and legislative mandates, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is helping agencies understand the carbon pollution-free electricity (CFE) programs available to them.

In this training, FEMP will highlight a newly developed database of vertically integrated utility CFE programs. This training will also provide attendees with an overview of General Services Administration (GSA) areawide contracts, as well as typical CFE purchasing options, such as green tariffs and green pricing programs.

Learning Objectives


Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Leverage a new FEMP web database of vertically integrated utility CFE programs
  • Identify E.O. 14057 eligible purchasing options
  • Recognize how to utilize areawide contracts to facilitate utility CFE purchasing
  • Draw upon FEMP and other resources to help agencies meet decarbonization goals.

Instructors

Doug Gagne, MBA, Project Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Doug Gagne is a project analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He currently provides early-stage federal project development support for renewable energy and resilience projects, including techno-economic analyses to identify what mix of generation technologies will most cost-effectively meet a site's power needs. He also supports early-stage resilience project development and brings extensive federal procurement expertise.

Chandra Shah, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, MBA, CEM, Senior Project Leader, NREL

Chandra Shah is a senior project leader at NREL. She has been supporting the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) since 1998—helping agencies purchase off-site renewable energy, implement distributed energy projects, and achieve energy/water goals through utility energy service contracts (UESC) and other utility partnerships. Chandra is a co-author of the ESPC ESA Toolkit and other ESPC ESA templates. She is a CEM and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

About FEMP Training

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides live and on-demand training to foster and maintain a high-performance workforce that constructs, operates, and maintains energy-efficient and cost-effective federal facilities. Choose from over 120 free courses spanning topics like project financing, facility and fleet optimization, fleet management, resilience, sustainable product procurement, and more.

FEMP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and awards IACET continuing education units (CEUs) upon the successful completion of select courses. FEMP training is provided through the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) learning management system.