Inflation Reduction Act: Implications for Federal Agency Decarbonization  

Education Type: 
1 hour
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

In support of energy-related executive order goals and legislative mandates, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is helping agencies understand the tax incentive implications of new Inflation Reduction Act legislation on federal procurement. This training will provide attendees with an overview of the tax incentive changes, their implications for federal performance contracting, and discuss strategies such as energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) energy sales agreements, to monetize tax incentives.


Doug Gagne, MBA, Project Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

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, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  

Chandra Shah is a senior project leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). She has been supporting the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) since 1998--helping agencies purchase off-site renewable energy, implement distributed energy projects, and achieve energy/water goals through utility energy service contracts (UESC) and other utility partnerships. Chandra is a co-author of the ESPC ESA Toolkit and other ESPC ESA templates. She is a CEM and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify key tax incentive provisions of recent Inflation Reduction Act legislation;
  • Understand the implications for federal performance contracting;
  • Utilize strategies to monetize new tax incentives; and
  • Leverage available FEMP and other resources to help agencies meet decarbonization goals.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: