ESPC ESA Workshop  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
4 Hours
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)

Washington, D.C. 20024

*This workshop is non–accredited*

This interactive workshop with the federal energy savings performance contract (ESPC) community will include a lively discussion of ESPC energy sales agreement (ESA) barriers and solutions. Topics of interest will include Investment Tax Credit (ITC), contract structure, and financier considerations.


Chandra Shah, CEM, MBA, Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Chandra Shah is a senior project leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She is the laboratory lead for the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) distributed energy procurement program and has been supporting FEMP since 1998.

Phil Voss, B.S. Architectural Engineering, Senior Procurement Specialist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Phil Voss is working with the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) team in the role as federal energy procurement specialist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Phil previously worked as senior project leader for the FEMP team, served as technical team leader for the U.S. Department of Energy's energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program, and represented NREL on the Federal ESPC Steering Committee.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the benefits and requirements of ESPC ESAs;
  • Be aware of ITC stepdown considerations when pursuing ESPC ESA projects;
  • Understand common financier requirements for tax equity projects; and
  • Identify common ESPC ESA barriers and solutions.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: