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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Decision Tree for Optimizing Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Tool helps agencies manage existing solar photovoltaic systems, benchmark performance, manage needed repairs, and adopt ongoing best practices.
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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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Renewable Energy Maps
Maps allow users to explore U.S. renewable energy resources including biomass, geothermal, hydrogen, marine and hydrokinetic, solar, and wind.
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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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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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Financing Microgrids in the Federal Sector
Report explores procurement options and agreements that may be useful to federal agencies interested in implementing microgrids at their sites.
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Understanding Solar Photovoltaic System Performance: An Assessment of 75 Federal Photovoltaic Systems
Report analyzes 75 PV systems based on system production data collected as part of a FEMP Federal PV Performance Assessment project.
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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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O&M Request for Proposal Template for Government-Owned Solar PV Systems
Customizable template for federal government agencies seeking O&M services for their solar PV systems.
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FEMP/GSA PV Vulnerabilities Guide
Guide helps agencies identify and correct existing solar PV vulnerabilities in order to avoid or minimize damage from severe weather.
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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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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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Houston, We Have a Problem—and a Solution: Solar Performance Initiative Helps Federal Building Boost Rooftop Production
Fact sheet describes evaluating and optimizing a PV system on the Mickey Leland Federal Building.
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Kickstart Your Federal Microgrid Project
Fact sheet provides an overview and actionable next steps in the microgrid implementation process.
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