FEMP is helping agencies improve facility operations, upgrade infrastructure, save taxpayer dollars, and reduce carbon emissions by offering training and partnership opportunities with their serving utilities. A Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC), ideal for any size project, is a limited-source agreement between a federal agency and serving utility for energy management and demand-reduction services. This training examines strategies and methods used by experienced contracting officers and their technical teams from project development to contract award and post-acceptance implementation. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn proven best practices for ensuring projects save energy and meet performance expectations.
Douglas Gagne, MBA, Project Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Doug Gagne is a project analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He currently provides early-stage federal project development support for renewable energy and resilience projects, including techno-economic analyses to identify what mix of generation technologies will most cost-effectively meet a site's power needs. He also supports early-stage resilience project development and brings extensive federal procurement expertise.
Chandra Shah, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, MBA, CEM, Senior Project Leader, NREL Read Bio
Chandra is a senior project leader at NREL. She is the laboratory lead for FEMP's distributed energy procurement program and has been supporting FEMP since 1998. She is a co-author of the ESPC ESA Toolkit and other ESPC ESA templates.
John Myhre, MBA, Project Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
John works for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), providing training, technical analysis, and support for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) in the areas of performance contracting and distributed energy procurement. Prior to joining NREL, John served as a construction manager and public works operations manager in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps and as a mechanical engineer for the General Services Administration's Region 9 in San Francisco.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Identify federal procurement authorities available for on-site CFE purchases (DoD and civilian);
- Understand limitations associated with on-site CFE purchase contracts;
- Execute strategies for successful procurements; and
- Leverage available FEMP and other resources to help agencies meet CFE goals.