Utilities Offering Federal Utility Energy Service Contracts

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The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (codified as 42 USC Section 8256 (c) Utility Incentive Programs) authorizes and encourages agencies to participate in generally available utility programs to increase energy efficiency; conserve water; or manage electricity demand conducted by gas, water, or electric utilities.

The following including fuel-neutral turnkey utility energy service contracts (UESC). The turnkey UESC process characteristically includes a no-cost or low-cost preliminary assessment, a negotiated-cost feasibility study (or investment grade audit), a firm-fixed price proposal, financing as needed, installation, and performance assurance.

Electric Utilities

This map depicts the service territories of the 64 electric utilities actively providing UESCs and two electric utilities that offer significant efficiency programs to their federal agency customers.

Click on the map to see the list of utilities with a General Services Administration (GSA) Areawide Contract for Utility Services.

A map of the United States shows the locations of electric utilities offering utility energy service contracts to federal facilities. The map shows 66 different colors in states throughout the United states, including Hawaii.

Natural Gas Utilities

This map depicts the service territories of the 35 natural gas utilities actively providing UESCs and two natural gas utilities that offer significant efficiency programs to their federal agency customers.

Click on the map to see the list of utilities with a GSA Areawide Contract for Utility Services.

Map of the U.S. showing national utilities.

Are you ready to initiate or investigate a possible UESC?

If your facility’s serving utility is on this map, follow these steps.

  1. Contact the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) UESC program manager Tracy (Logan) Niro for support.
     
  2. Download the most current U.S. General Services Administration's  areawide contracts for utility services. In particular, review Article 18: Utility Energy Service Contracts.
     
  3. Learn about the acquisition process for implementing a UESC. 

Are you responsible for a federal facility in an inactive utility service territory?

FEMP will work with you and the utility to educate and facilitate a UESC. Contact Tracy (Logan) Niro for more information.

Is your utility missing from these maps?

These maps are evolving. If your utility is already providing energy management services and is missing from these maps, contact Karen Thomas or Deb Vasquez.

Does your utility qualify to provide a UESC program?

Utilities that provide natural gas, electricity, or water to a federal facility are qualified to provide energy management services. See the legislative authority and other enabling resources for more information.

Is your utility considering providing a UESC program?

FEMP can educate and assist utilities interested in developing a program. Read the Utility Partnerships Program Overview for more information. See a list of UESC financiers.