The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) uses a comprehensive approach to resilience planning and implementation that enables federal agencies to optimize energy and water infrastructure, ensuring energy savings and cost and waste reduction in support of continuous mission operations.
This comprehensive approach addresses the continuity of key operations focus areas and includes:
- A risk-informed methodology to identify and prioritize resilience gaps and solutions
- A flexible approach that is adaptable to an organization’s site-specific characteristics and data granularity
- A semi-quantitative foundation to support a sound justification for management investment in prioritized resilience solutions
- Documenting verified, affordable, replicable best practices and lessons learned.
Energy managers can also use FEMP’s facility optimization and project procurement development tools to support resilient critical missions in federal facilities. Optimized facilities reduce grid load and require less backup power to maintain continuity of operations and full mission priorities.
Resilience Planning Support
FEMP supports resilience planning by:
- Developing tools, like the Technical Resilience Navigator (TRN), that guide federal agencies and other organizations through the process of assessing and implementing projects to enhance site resilience
- Documenting lessons learned and best practices to create dynamic options for use across all agencies
- Collaborating with energy service companies and agencies to facilitate the development of site-specific and regional plans that use performance contracting as a critical component
- Providing technical assistance to federal agencies in the implementation of resilience planning approaches
- Convening stakeholders across the federal government to share replicable, cost-effective, reliable models.
Technical Resilience Navigator
FEMP's TRN helps organizations manage the risk to critical missions from disruptions in energy and water services. It provides a systematic approach to identifying energy and water resiliency gaps and developing and prioritizing solutions that reduce risk. The TRN enables organizations to be proactive in identifying and addressing vulnerabilities to their critical energy and water systems to reduce outage impacts, and support continuous mission operations.