Federal Distributed Energy and Energy Procurement

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The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Distributed Energy and Energy Procurement initiative helps federal agencies accomplish their missions through investment in lasting and reliable energy-generation projects and purchases.

For more than 30 years, FEMP has helped federal agencies with renewable energy projects. FEMP continues to support agencies with identifying and implementing distributed energy projects, including on-site renewable energy, battery storage, and combined heat and power technologies utilizing all available on-site project financing options.

FEMP also supports federal agencies with energy procurement, specifically off-site renewable energy purchases.

FEMP provides resources and assistance to federal agencies based on current federal laws and requirements, agency needs and missions, and government best practices.

Read FEMP's Distributed Energy Program fact sheet.

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Distributed Energy Implementation Process
Explore FEMP’s six-phase process for implementing distributed energy projects.
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ESPC ESAs
Learn about this project structure, which uses the multiyear ESPC authority to implement distributed energy projects.
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Project Assistance
Request technical assistance from FEMP for a federal distributed energy project.
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Resources
Explore FEMP’s resources to help plan and implement distributed energy projects.
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Distributed Energy Procurement Options
Learn about federal government procurement options for distributed energy projects.
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Technologies
Explore distributed energy technologies that provide energy efficiency opportunities for use in federal applications.
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Agency Renewable Electricity Use
Find out how federal agencies are progressing toward meeting goals.
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Case Studies
Browse case studies of successful distributed energy projects.
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Key Resources

Fact sheet describes how the FEMP helps federal agencies implement energy savings performance contract energy sales agreements (ESPC ESAs).
Case studies describe renewable energy and efficiency projects implemented through a National Park Service partnership with FEMP.
Tool evaluates the economic viability of grid-connected photovoltaics and battery storage.
Provides federal acquisition team members with information to facilitate energy savings performance contract energy sales agreements (ESPC ESAs).
Fact sheet describes the Federal Energy Management Program's distributed energy initiative and how it can help agencies implement projects.
Fact sheet details project assistance offered to federal agencies that often begins with a desktop screening to develop a prioritized portfolio.
Covers on-site solar photovoltaic systems with an emphasis on third-party designed, financed, owned, and operated systems.
Fact sheet estimates the value of photovoltaics (PV) plus storage and discusses sizing and dispatching it.
Fact sheet provides an overview of design specifications that include best practices for system survivability identified from 2017 hurricanes.
Explore distributed energy technologies that provide energy efficiency opportunities for use in federal applications.
Federal renewable energy projects vary by technology and region and align with key market drivers, including renewable energy resource strength, ut...

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