Utility Energy Service Contracts
UESC Samples and Templates
Samples and templates are available in the UESC Guide to help contracting officers implement task orders for UESCs under existing General Services Administration areawide contracts.
- Next live Advanced UESC Workshop will be held in Denver, Colorado, January 16-17, 2014.
- Launching a Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC): Getting to Yes!
- Custom training is available.
$2 Billion Commitment Includes UESCs
Read the full memorandum and the Office of Management and Budget guidance on qualifying.
Find legislation and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on reporting to the Federal Energy Management Program and OMB.
Utility energy service contracts (UESCs) offer Federal agencies an effective means to implement energy-efficiency, renewable-energy, and water-efficiency projects.
Under 42 U.S.C. 8256, Federal agencies are authorized and encouraged to participate in energy-efficiency, water-conservation, and electricity-demand programs offered by gas, water, or electric utilities. In a UESC, the utility will provide the analysis, design, and installation and when necessary, arrange financing. Agencies may implement a UESC with no initial capital investment or may use appropriated funds strategically to maximize the impact of their projects.
Section 432 of 42 U.S.C. 8253 authorizes agencies to combine appropriations and financing. When a project is financed, the financed amount is repaid over the contract term from cost savings generated by the project.
Types of Utility Energy Service Contracts: Read about contract and model agreements to expedite UESC project development and negotiations.
Laws and Regulations: Look up enabling legislation and executive orders encouraging Federal agencies to conduct UESCs.
Getting the Best Value: Read lessons learned and tips to get the best results from UESC projects.
Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG): Find out about FUPWG meetings and activities.
Case Studies: Read Federal agency success stories about projects funded through UESCs.
Resources: Find a host of helpful publications and information about UESCs.