Resources for Planning and Implementing Federal Distributed Energy Projects

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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers resources to help federal agencies plan and implement distributed energy projects.

Also see FEMP's collections of case studies, publications, and tools.

Tools

Renewable Energy Optimization Tool
Identifies and prioritizes renewable energy projects at a single site or across a portfolio of sites in cities, states, or countries.
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Solar Hot Water System Calculator
Estimates what size solar system will work best for your federal facility and how much the system will cost
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Levelized Cost of Energy Calculator
Compares the combination of capital costs, operations and maintenance, performance, and fuel costs
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FEMP Screening Map
Examines the viability of three solar technologies in the U.S. with a high-level annualized economic calculation
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Documents

Developing Renewable Energy Projects Larger Than 10 MWs at Federal Facilities
Helps federal agencies, and the developers and financiers that work with them, to successfully install large-scale projects at federal facilities.
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Net Zero Energy, Water, and Waste Handbooks
Feature strategies for achieving net zero energy, water, and waste in federal buildings and campuses.
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ESPC ESA Toolkit
Provides federal acquisition team members with information to facilitate energy savings performance contract energy sales agreements (ESPC ESAs).
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Procurement Specifications Templates for On-Site Solar Photovoltaic
Covers on-site solar photovoltaic systems with an emphasis on third-party designed, financed, owned, and operated systems.
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Guide to Integrating Renewable Energy in Federal Construction
Explains renewable energy options and how to integrate them into construction projects.
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Renewing Our National Parks
Snapshots of successful projects completed at national parks to reduce energy use and meet federal requirements.
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Fact Sheets

FEMP's Distributed Energy Program
Fact sheet describes how FEMP can help agencies implement cost-effective, on-site renewable energy and energy storage technologies.
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REopt Screenings Catalyze Development of Renewable Energy
Fact sheet details project assistance offered to federal agencies that often begins with a desktop screening to develop a prioritized portfolio.
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Considerations for Implementing PV Plus Storage Systems at Federal Buildings and Campuses
Fact sheet estimates the value of PV plus storage and discusses sizing and dispatching it.
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Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Hurricanes and Other Severe Weather
Fact sheet provides an overview of design specifications that include best practices for system survivability identified from 2017 hurricanes.
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Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreements
Fact sheet describes how FEMP helps federal agencies implement energy savings performance contract energy sales agreements (ESPC ESAs).
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