Utility Energy Service Contracts and Energy Project Incentive Funds  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


0.2 CEU

Utility Energy Service Contracts and Energy Project Incentive Funds teaches Federal agencies
about financing the capital costs of energy improvement projects from savings generated through energy efficiency measures funded by utilities, public benefit funds, and other resources.


Julia Kelley, Group Leader, Oak Ridge National Laboratory   

Julia Kelley is group leader of the Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Energy Efficiency Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where she has worked since 1991. She has more than 15 years experience in the area of utility demand-side management and building energy efficiency technology deployment programs. Ms. Kelley has provided professional support to FEMP since 1996, especially in the utility program where she is a member of the utility energy service contract (UESC) training team as well as the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Steering Committee. Ms. Kelley's experience also includes utility and energy efficiency work supporting the International Energy Agency and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Programs.

Phil Coleman, Technical Lead, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   

Phil Coleman, CEM, CMVP, has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) since 1996, where he is the technical lead in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions for FEMP's energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program. He oversees the development of up to a dozen large ($5M+) Federal ESPC projects at any given time, and spearheads a FEMP-sponsored training initiative on efficiency and renewable incentives, demand-response, utilities procurement, and rate-responsive building operation. Internationally, he helps direct the LBNL-led "PEPS" (Promoting an Energy-efficient Public Sector) program, where he promotes energy efficiency programs in Mexico, Chile, and India. Mr. Coleman received his bachelor's of science degree from Earlham College and master's of science degree in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

David McAndrew, Federal Energy Management Program   

David McAndrew leads the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Utility Partnerships project. He is also responsible for review and approval of utilities contracts at DOE facilities nationwide, including technical oversight of DOE's utility rate intervention program. Prior to joining FEMP in 2001, Mr. McAndrew worked for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC).

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will have a demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Explain the purpose and benefits of a UESC;
  • Determine whether a UESC might be helpful in addressing a specific site's needs;
  • Determine the purpose and use of an areawide contract;
  • Explain various UESC contracting options;
  • Understand a three-step process for implementing a UESC project;
  • Determine the different types of energy project incentive funds;
  • Identify when, why, and how federal agencies can take advantage of EPIFs;
  • Understand national trends in the funds, and the drivers behind those trends; and
  • Leverage funds enhance existing projects and stimulate new projects at federal facilities.