Performance Assurance for Utility Energy Service Contracts  

Education Type: 
Live Online
1 Hour
1:00PM - 2:00PM (EST)
0.2 CEU

Design-level performance of each energy conservation measure (ECM) in an awarded utility energy service contract (UESC) is fundamental to sustaining projected energy savings through the term of the contract and over the life of the measure. Because the authority for a UESC does not require contractual guarantees of energy, water, or cost savings, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) has developed a protocol for emphasizing sustained performance to help ensure projected savings are realized. This webinar will discuss requirements and recommendations for performance assurance plans and performance-focused project development principles. Participants will also learn about the resources and UESC project assistance available from FEMP.


Deb Vasquez, Senior Program Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Deb Vasquez is the National Renewable Energy Laboratory technical lead for the Federal Energy Management Program's utility energy service contract team. She provides technical support, training, and resource development for federal government energy projects that leverage utility industry capabilities and private financing to improve federal government facilities infrastructure.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the fundamental elements of a performance assurance plan;
  • Identify and refer to federal energy management requirements for long-term performance of ECMs;
  • Define performance requirements and services needed to sustain long-term ECM performance;
  • Establish and incorporate performance deliverables and services into a UESC task order; and
  • Utilize the FEMP resources—tools, templates, training, and expertise—available for developing a performance assurance plan for a UESC.
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