U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Federal Energy Management Program

Renewable Energy Project Planning and Implementation

Federal renewable energy projects can be large or small and managed by a third-party or the agency. Typically, large-scale projects—larger than 10 megawatts (MWs)—are financed, planned, and implemented by the private sector. Distributed-scale projects (smaller than 10 MWs) are funded and managed by either the agency through agency appropriations or a renewable energy developer through a project funding mechanism. The complexity of large-scale projects means there are separate processes for smaller and larger projects.

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Project Assistance

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides project assistance to Federal agencies to help them identify and implement renewable energy technologies. Find out about FEMP project assistance.