We can offer Federal agencies an effective means to implement energy-efficiency, renewable-energy, and water-efficiency projects.
A Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC) under 42 U.S.C. 8256, is a contracting vehicle that allows utility companies to provide their federal customers with comprehensive energy-efficiency, water conservation, and demand-reduction services. Federal agencies are authorized and encouraged to participate in these programs. In a UESC, the utility will provide the analysis, design, and installation and when necessary, arrange financing. Agencies may implement a UESC with no initial capital investment or may use appropriated funds strategically to maximize the impact of the projects.
Section 432 of 42 U.S.C. 8253 authorizes agencies to combine appropriations and financing. When a project is financed, the financed amount is repaid over the contract term from cost savings generated by the project.
- Government Program with simple payback in 10 years
- Intended for Federal facilities improvements
- Must reduce total energy consumption
- Must be provided by the local utility company
Projects are paid for by energy savings
To learn more about how to take advantage of this program, contact the Energy Efficient Technology Department at 702-364-3933. You can also find additional information and resources at the DOE/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s website, click here.