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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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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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PVWatts
Estimates the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems throughout the world.
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REopt Lite User Guides
Six short tutorial videos provide an overview of REopt Lite inputs and results.

Documents

Developing Renewable Energy Projects Larger Than 10 MWs at Federal Facilities
Guide provides a framework for federal government, private developers, and financiers to coordinate on large-scale renewable energy projects.
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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
Guide for federal agencies in selecting and integrating renewable energy technologies within new construction or major renovation 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 the Federal Energy Management Program's Distributed Energy Program for on-site renewable energy and energy storage technologies.
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REopt Screenings Catalyze Development of Renewable Energy
Fact sheet highlights REopt, software for screening and prioritizing potential renewable energy opportunities at a site or range of sites.
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Considerations for Implementing PV Plus Storage Systems at Federal Buildings and Campuses
Fact sheet discusses valuation, sizing, and dispatching of solar photovoltaic (PV) plus battery storage systems for federal agency sites.
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Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Hurricanes and Other Severe Weather
Fact sheet summarizes changes to recommended photovoltaic system design specifications to enhance a system's survivability from severe weather events.
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Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreements
Fact sheet describes how the Federal Energy Management Program helps agencies implement energy savings performance contract energy sales agreements.
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