Super ESPC, Super Successful

April 20, 2004

Super Energy Savings Performance Contracting Sets Records During FY 2003

FY 2003 was the most successful year thus far for FEMP's Super Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) program. There were 40 delivery orders executed under FEMP's Super ESPCs during FY 2003; the previous record was 31 delivery orders during FY 2001. Last year's $252 million in private investment will produce more than $521 million in cumulative guaranteed cost savings. Net savings to the federal government from this investment (after payments to contractors) total $11.6 million. Cumulative Super ESPC private investment totals $583 million since the program began in 1998.

Annual energy savings from all Super ESPC program investments are 5.2 trillion Btu, equivalent to the energy use of more than 51,000 average households [data corrected since initial publication of printed version of FEMP Focus, Spring 2004].

An impressive number of federal agencies shared the success of Super ESPC during FY 2003 including:

  • Department of Agriculture;
  • Department of Commerce—National Institute of Standards and Technology;
  • Department of Defense—U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines;
  • Department of Energy;
  • Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Department of Homeland Security—U.S. Coast Guard
  • Department of Justice—Bureau of Prisons, Federal Bureau of Investigation;
  • Department of Labor—Job Corps;
  • Department of Transportation—Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Merchant Marine;
  • Department of Veterans Affairs;
  • General Services Administration; and
  • National Archives and Record Administration.

FEMP sincerely thanks all the dedicated and hard working energy professionals who contributed to the tremendous energy and cost savings generated by the Super ESPC program.

For more information, please contact Tatiana Strajnic of the Federal Energy Management Program at 202-586-9230.