Advanced Technology Planning for Energy Savings Performance Contracts

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Legislation emphasizes the implementation of energy-efficiency and renewable energy technologies in Federal agencies. The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) assists agencies in identifying and planning opportunities to deploy advanced technologies using energy savings performance contracts (ESPC).

A Federal financing specialist (FFS) will work with a project facilitator and a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory team to identify the economic feasibility of combined heat and power (CHP), renewable energy, and advanced technologies that can be considered as energy conservation measures (ECMs) in an ESPC.

To receive planning assistance, agencies need to complete the renewable energy screening file. The data provided in this file will be used by the national laboratory team to screen for the economic feasibility of renewable energy and energy-efficiency ECMs at the agency site.

Screening results are usually available within two weeks of receiving data. An FFS will report the results to the agency in advance of the project kickoff meeting for review and consideration.

The Technology Deployment List used for energy-efficiency screening is available.


  • Federal Financing Specialists: To receive free advanced technology planning assistance, including assistance for CHP, contact an FFS before starting an ESPC project.

  • Clean Energy Application Centers: DOE regional centers assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies in the United States. Key services include market assessments, education and outreach, technical assistance.

  • EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership: Voluntary program seeking to reduce the environmental impact of power generation by promoting the use of CHP. The partnership works closely with energy users, the CHP industry, state and local governments, and other clean energy stakeholders to facilitate the development of new projects and promote their environmental and economic benefits.