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FEMP's implementation process guides the way from start to finish.

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, 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.

 

Distributed Energy Implementation Process
FEMP’s six-phase process for implementing distributed energy projects.
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ESPC ESAs
Details this project structure, which uses the multiyear ESPC authority to implement distributed energy projects.
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Renewable Energy Resource Guide
Information and key resources to develop strategies for meeting the renewable electricity requirement.
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Project Assistance
Request technical assistance from FEMP for a federal distributed energy project.
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Resources
Lists tools and documents to help federal agencies plan and implement distributed energy projects.
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Technologies for Distributed Energy Projects
Describes distributed energy technologies that provide energy-efficient options for federal sites.
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Distributed Energy Technologies for Resilience
Explains how distributed energy resources can help agencies meet resilience goals and mandates.
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Optimizing Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Performance
Covers how to measure PV performance and optimize it with an operations and maintenance plan.
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Agency Renewable Electricity Use
Shows how agencies are progressing toward their renewable electricity goals.
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Case Studies
Browse case studies of successful federal projects.
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Key Resources

Fact sheet describes the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2.5-MW photovoltaic system at their El Paso Intelligence Center in El Paso, Texas.
Online tool designed to help find the most cost-effective and resilient energy solution for a specific site.
Fact sheet highlights how NIST installed a 5-MW photovoltaic system using an energy savings performance contract energy sales agreement.
Fact sheet describes federal investment tax credit considerations for privately owned solar photovoltaic projects on federal land and buildings.
Fact sheet describes how the Federal Energy Management Program helps agencies implement energy savings performance contract energy sales agreements.
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 highlights REopt, software for screening and prioritizing potential renewable energy opportunities at a site or range of sites.
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.
Describes distributed energy technologies that provide energy-efficient options for federal sites.
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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