Federal Distributed Energy and Energy Procurement

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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, battery storage, and combined heat and power technologies utilizing all available procurement 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.

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Distributed Energy Implementation Process
Explore FEMP’s six-phase process for implementing distributed energy projects.
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Project Assistance
Request technical assistance from FEMP for a federal distributed energy project.
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Tools and 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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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

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.
Guide provides federal contracting officers and other acquisition team members with information to facilitate ESPC ESAs.
Guide 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 describes the Federal Energy Management Program's distributed energy initiative and how it can help agencies implement projects.
Fact sheet provides an overview of design specifications that include best practices for system survivability identified from 2017 hurricanes.

Need Assistance?

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Rachel Shepherd | U.S. Department of Energy | 202-586-9209

Emma Elgqvist | National Renewable Energy Laboratory | 303-275-3606