The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) helps federal agencies plan and implement federal distributed energy projects including on-site electric and thermal renewable energy and energy storage technologies.
FEMP's process for successfully implementing distributed energy projects is comprised of six phases, each consisting of a series of steps. By following FEMP's distributed energy project process, agencies can efficiently implement projects that are technically sound, reduce energy costs for the federal government, and support agency needs and missions.
Define project goals, collect site energy and cost data, and screen technologies at a single site or portfolio of sites to identify technologies and locations for an in-depth distributed energy assessment.
Perform a feasibility study to validate the project, identify and address potential barriers to implementation, and explore procurement options.
Complete project design; construct, commission, and accept the project; perform regular operations and maintenance; and decommission the project at the end of the performance contract.
Assemble a project team including an energy champion, a contracting officer, pertinent personnel, external experts, and stakeholders. Develop a project team plan and scope.
Develop an acquisition plan, issue solicitation documents, and award a contract. The process used will depend on the selected procurement option.
Gather renewable energy data and provide annual performance reporting on system performance.
Explains how distributed energy resources, such as renewable energy technologies, storage, and combined heat and power, can benefit federal agencies.
Application allows federal agencies to request technical assistance on federal distributed energy projects.
FEMP's catalog of on-demand courses, live webinars, and on-site workshops.
Highlights energy management resources for federal agencies including case studies, publications, tools, and videos.
FEMP offers resources to help federal agencies plan and implement distributed energy projects.
On-demand course introduces a five-phase process for implementing federal on-site renewable energy projects to meet agency goals.