U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
Federal Requirements for Operations and Maintenance
The following laws and regulations set advanced metering and measurement requirements for Federal agencies.
Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005:
Requires all Federal buildings to be metered by October 1, 2012, to ensure efficient energy use and reduce the cost of electricity used in Federal facilities. Advanced meters or metering devices must provide data at least daily and measure the consumption of electricity at least hourly. These devices must be used to the maximum extent practical.
Requires Federal agencies to submit to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) an implementation plan identifying personnel responsible for achieving metering requirements, and any determination by the agency that advanced meters or metering systems are not practical in their specific situation.
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007:
Additional requirements spanning energy intensity reductions, new construction and major renovations, renewable energy, water efficiency, greenhouse gases, and other topics are outlined separately.
The following guidance resources are offered to help meet goals and requirements: