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FEMP's ESPC process guides the way from start to finish. Include new energy and sustainability goals and requirements.

Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) allow federal agencies to procure energy savings and facility improvements with no up-front capital costs or special appropriations from Congress. An ESPC is a partnership between an agency and an energy service company (ESCO).

Since the inception of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) ESPCs in 1998, agencies have used the ESPC contracting vehicle since 1998 to significantly reduce energy and operating costs and make progress toward meeting federal sustainability goals.

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides agencies with expert assistance, guidance, and training to help them implement ESPC projects that are technically excellent, legally sound, and a good deal for the government. FEMP's activity in this area stems from the legislation that authorizes federal ESPCs, which also made FEMP the federal organization responsible for creating and providing services to enable all agencies to implement successful ESPC projects.

FEMP is authorized by statute to establish appropriate procedures and methods for use by federal agencies with regard to the ESPC program. See 42 U.S.C. § 8287(b)(1)(A); 10 C.F.R. § 436.30(a).

About ESPCs
Defines ESPCs and the types of contracts available and explains key characteristics and benefits.
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Highlights benefits, measures, resources, and case studies related to the Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE program.
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ESPC Success Stories
Highlights successful ESPC projects implemented by federal agencies.
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Contacts for Federal ESPCs
Provides contact information for ESPC program and support staff, federal project executives, and project facilitators.
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ESPC Quality Assurance
Outlines the advantages of ESPCs over other types of government acquisitions including guaranteed savings.
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ESPC Energy Sales Agreements
Details this project structure, similar to a power purchase agreement, which uses the ESPC authority to implement distributed energy projects
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ESPC Resources
Lists resources for ESPC implementation including the ESPC process, general information, and training.
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Case Studies
Browse case studies of successful federal projects.
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