The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE contract vehicle can be used to implement an ESPC energy sales agreement (ESA) for federal distributed energy projects, which are referred to as ESA energy conservation measures (ECMs). An ESA ECM can be bundled with other ECMs or stand alone as a single ECM.
DOE ESPC ENABLE provides a standardized and streamlined procurement process to help federal agencies implement basic ECMs under an ESPC. The DOE ESPC ENABLE process uses a set of pre-established procurement and technical tools to administer projects through the General Services Administration (GSA) Supply Schedule SIN 334512. There are more than 20 DOE qualified energy service companies (ESCOs) on the Schedule. The DOE ESPC ENABLE process includes an investment-grade audit but no preliminary assessment is required.
Start an ESPC ESA
- Contact a federal project executive
- Request assistance from the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) through the FEMP Assistance Request Portal.
DOE ESPC ESA ENABLE Tools and Templates
A number of general tools and templates are available to streamline the ESPC procurement process and help agencies expedite project development and award. Below is a list of ESA-specific templates to assist in project development.
- Notice of Opportunity/Request for Quotation
- Statement of Work
- Project kick-off agenda (government only)
- Investment-grade audit kick-off agenda (with ESCO)
- Risk and responsibility matrix
ESPC ESA Toolkit
While the ESPC ESA Toolkit is specific to the site-specific/stand-alone contract vehicle, much information in the toolkit is useful for ESA ECMs implemented using the DOE ESPC ENABLE process. Contact FEMP for assistance with using Toolkit information for an ESA ECM using the ENABLE contract vehicle.
FEMP provides technical specifications resources on solar photovoltaic, battery storage, and wind systems that are complementary to the toolkit and include language that can be included in the statement of work.