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.
FEMP helps by:
- 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.
FEMP Resilience Tools
FEMP has developed the following tools to help federal agencies and other organizations create a baseline of grid outage costs at their site and guide them through the process of assessing and implementing projects to enhance site resilience.
Technical Resilience Navigator (TRN)
Identify and Address Site Vulnerabilities
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.
Customer Damage Function (CDF) Calculator
Calculate the Cost of a Grid Outage
FEMP's CDF Calculator helps federal facility managers understand the costs incurred at their site as a result of an electric grid outage. The CDF Calculator is the first step in determining the potential avoided costs associated with resilience investments. Once a baseline of outage costs is identified, an organization can look to the REopt® web tool or TRN to further understand the cost of inaction or to build out a given solution to a facility such as a microgrid.
FEMP's Resilience Approach
FEMP supports resilience planning through a comprehensive approach that addresses the continuity of key operations 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.