Looking Beyond Traditional Performance Contracting for Climate, Reliability, and Resilience  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1.5 hours
2:00PM - 3:30PM (ET)

Pittsburgh, PA

0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This session will highlight two progressive performance contracting options: (1) Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) with an Energy Sales Agreement (ESA) and (2) Enhanced Use Leases (EUL) which are a step beyond traditional performance contracting. The presenters will provide how they leveraged the current resources available to close their climate, reliability, and resiliency gaps and how you can too. The presenters will discuss how an ESPC/ESA will allow agencies to develop and purchase on-site distributed energy assets, at lower or equal to the current utility rates. Also, the presenters will discuss an EUL, a real estate lease agreement with a private entity which grants the use of underutilized land in exchange for in-kind consideration (IKC). The typical IKCs are large scale micro-grids with on-site generation to provide backup power to the installation/site during any contingency.


Craig Frank, MCIEAST Resource Manager, Sain Engineering Associatesnbsp; 

Craig Frank is an accomplished energy professional with 30+ years of industry experience in a variety of roles including resource efficiency, engineering, project management, marketing, and program development. Craig's experience spans the military, higher education, and consulting environments, and includes electric, natural gas, and water utilities management. He has a successful record of project management, resource team management, and counseling on energy related projects and initiatives. Projects for MCIEAST and NCR include CHP, resiliency, micro-grids, solar PV, battery storage, retro-commissioning, SCADA, utility system improvements, steam decentralization, audits, and controls modernization. During his time supporting the USMC his team has assisted in the award of more than $300M of projects. Multiple installations have been recipients of the SECNAV Energy Awards, with installation energy team members receiving national FEMP recognition. Craig is a Certified Energy Manager and holds a BS from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of South Florida.

Edie Evans, Energy Program Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command - Pacific Public Works  

Erith (Edie) Evans is Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific (NAVFAC PAC) Public Works (PW8) Energy Program Director supporting Navy and Marine Corps program management across the Pacific area of operations. She is responsible for integrating and coordinating Navy Shore Energy resiliency, reliability, and efficiency. Her program is keenly focused on Energy Security and infrastructure readiness to enable the war fighter. Ms. Evans is a licensed professional Mechanical Engineer and Certified Energy Manager with a bachelor's degree in Ocean Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to her 25+ years with NAVFAC, she worked 10 years in submarine design, construction and testing.

Jason Smith, Senior Vice President for Federal and Utility Solutions, Ameresco  

Jason Smith is Senior Vice President for Federal and Utility Solutions at Ameresco. In this role, Jason and his team develop microgrid and renewable energy infrastructure for our military, utility and commercial customers. Prior to joining Ameresco, Jason was Vice President of Bright Canyon Energy and President of TransCanyon, both subsidiaries of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW). In these roles, Jason and his team developed microgrid, renewable and electric transmission infrastructure. In other PNW roles, Jason led strategic planning and launched AZ Sun at Arizona Public Service, an initiative focused on development and utility ownership of renewable generation. Prior to joining PNW, Jason was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., advising clients in the power sector. Jason holds a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Johan Ulloa, Director, Constellation Energy Solutions Sales, Constellation  

As Director of Sales at Constellation Energy Solutions, Johan is responsible for building Constellation's public sector and commercial energy project portfolio by delivering comprehensive energy savings, sustainability, security and resiliency solutions to mission critical facilities. Johan has managed the business development of comprehensive energy projects for a multitude of governmental agencies inclusive of innovative microgrids, net-zero generation, electrification, and other innovative energy solutions. Johan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, a Master of Business Administration degree, and a Master of Science in Finance degree all from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD. Johan is currently a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard Reserve where he specializes in law enforcement, port security, and search and rescue.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize two (2) third-party financing options which go beyond the standard performance contracting;
  • Identify how to leverage these programs to enhance energy security for their agency;
  • Identify how to leverage other funding sources to address resiliency and climate change gaps;
  • Recognize how these programs could provide long term sustainment opportunities at their facilities.