This workshop provides an overview of energy savings performance contract energy sales
agreements (ESPC ESAs) and the various approaches to implementing ESPC ESAs for on-site third-party financed renewable energy projects. ESPC ESAs are a great option for federal sites that are motivated to reduce site costs, have no capital investment funding, and cannot use the U.S. Department of Defense 10 USC 2922a authority for long-term contracting. Attendees will learn about the three approaches to implementing ESPC ESAs (site-specific/stand-alone, DOE IDIQ, and ESPC ENABLE), the Federal Energy Management Program’s ESPC ESA Toolkit, best practices, project considerations, and resources available.
Chandra Shah, CEM, MB, Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Chandra Shah is a senior project leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Chandra is the laboratory lead for the Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) renewable energy procurement program and has been supporting FEMP since 1998. She is a co-author of the ESPC ESA Toolkit.
Rachel Romero, P.E., Energy Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Rachel Romero supports renewable energy procurement and other FEMP efforts. Rachel obtained her bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Hope College. She received her master’s degree in building systems engineering from the University of Colorado and a graduate energy certificate from the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute.