Federal Energy and Water Efficiency Project Financing

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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers financing options for agencies that are ready to implement energy and water efficiency projects. Carefully matching available project financing options with specific situations can make the difference between a stalled, unfunded project and a successful project that generates energy and cost savings.

Graphic header reading Energy Savings Performance Contracts.

Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) allow agencies to procure energy savings and facility improvements with no up-front capital costs or special appropriations from Congress.


An energy savings performance contract is a partnership between a federal agency and an energy service company (ESCO). In an ESPC, the ESCO designs a project that meets the agency’s needs, arranges for funding, and guarantees the project will generate energy cost savings to pay for the project over the term of the ESPC (up to 25 years). Learn about ESPCs.


ESPC ENABLE offers a standardized, streamlined process for small federal facilities to install targeted energy conservation measures in six months or less. ESPC ENABLE offers the same benefits as an ESPC but uses the GSA Schedule's prequalified vendors and prenegotiated pricing. Learn about ESPC ENABLE.

ESPC Energy Sales Agreements

An ESPC energy sales agreement (ESA) is a project structure that utilizes the long-term ESPC authority and helps federal agencies implement cost-saving renewable energy conservation measures that support domestic energy production and leverage private sector investment. Learn about ESPC ESAs.

UESC: Utility Energy Service Contracts

Utility energy service contracts (UESCs) offer federal agencies an effective way to implement energy and water efficiency and renewable energy projects.

A UESC between a customer agency and a franchised serving utility can be put in place for the utility to provide energy management services. Agencies can implement a UESC with no initial capital investment or use appropriated funds strategically to maximize the impacts of their projects. Learn about UESCs.

REP: Renewable Energy Procurement.

The Renewable Energy Procurement (REP) Program helps agencies meet their renewable energy and clean energy goals, reduce environmental impacts, and improve resiliency.

The REP Program bridges information gaps to help agencies meet renewable energy goals and requirements. Learn about REP.

Power Purchase Agreements

On-site renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) allow federal agencies to fund on-site renewable energy projects with no up-front capital costs. Developers install renewable energy systems on federal property. In exchange, agencies agree to purchase the power generated by the system. Learn about PPAs.

AFFECT Funding Opportunity

FEMP provides grants for the development of capital projects to increase the energy efficiency and renewable energy investments at federal facilities. Learn about the AFFECT funding opportunity.

Need Assistance?

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Kurmit Rockwell | ESPC contact | 202-586-2078

Ira Birnbaum | ESPC ENABLE contact | 202-287-1869

Tracy (Logan) Niro | UESC and REP contact | 202-431-7601