Federal Comprehensive Annual Energy Reporting Requirements

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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides federal agencies with resources for reporting annual progress made toward efficiency mandates.

Section 548(a) of National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NEPCA) (42 U.S.C. 8258(a)) requires federal agencies to submit to the U.S. Department of Energy an annual report that describes activities to meet the energy management requirements of Section 543 of NECPA (42 U.S.C. 8253).

Annual Energy Data Report for FY 2017 Reporting

Top-tier federal departments and agencies must use FEMP's Annual Energy Data Report for comprehensive reporting of fiscal year (FY) 2017 energy, costs, square footage, and associated operational data. Updates to the FEMP 2017 Annual Energy Data Report workbook incorporate reporting and accounting changes stemming from the revised Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Guidance associated with Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade and its Implementing Instructions.

The data report is an Excel workbook that collects agency-aggregated data that are necessary for calculating scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions in the commonly used native units of energy consumption and fugitive emissions, as well as activity data for estimating scope 3 indirect emissions. It provides users with the summation of their calculated emissions, as well as the performance results for other energy and sustainability goals.

Due Date

The Annual Energy Data Report for FY 2017 is due on January 31, 2018.

Annual Energy Report Template and Associated Guidance

Additional narrative information is required from top-tier federal departments and agencies for their annual energy management activities that is not captured in the data report workbook. Agencies must use the Reporting Guidance for Federal Agency Annual Report on Energy Management template for submitting the required narrative information for their annual energy reports.

The Reporting Guidance includes three attachments:

  • Guidance for Receiving Credit on Energy Performance Goal for Projects that Save Source Energy but Increase Site-Delivered Energy
  • Guidance to Receive Credit on Energy Performance Goal to Normalize for Weather in Benchmarked Buildings
  • Guidance to Receive Credit on Energy Performance Goal for Energy Intensity Improvements in Goal-Excluded Buildings.  

The attachments explain how to report these credits allowed under Executive Order 13693.

For related information, see Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of NECPA.

New Reporting for Certain Scope 3 GHG Emissions

The Full Service Leased Space Data Report is available for newly required reporting of scope 3 emissions from fully serviced leased space where the agency does not purchase energy directly. Reporting of these emissions from landlord-paid energy use is mandatory for leases of 10,000 square feet and greater in FY 2017.

Corrections to Prior Years' Data

Corrections to FY 2008 through FY 2015 data must be submitted in the appropriate prior-year data report. This is because prior years used the Sixth and Seventh Editions of eGRID factors for electricity emissions embedded in those workbooks. FY 2012 and FY 2013 data reports used the eGRID Eighth Edition factors. FY 2014 and FY 2015 Data Reports used the eGRID Ninth Edition factors and updated heat values and GWPs. FY 2016 data reports used the eGRID2012 (Tenth Edition). If you plan to revise prior years' data, be sure to request from FEMP the data reports of record for your agency.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Chris Tremper, 202-586-7632.