Effective federal energy efficiency requires a partnership. BPA’s ESFP brings that team together. Through ESFP, federal agencies are put in touch with their local serving utility, contractors, financiers, and other resources. Over the past few years, this partnership has saved federal agencies 33 average megawatts (aMW). That’s enough energy to fully power 9,600 typical homes while reducing the federal agencies utility bills (and saving taxpayers) an estimated $14.5 million per year.
ESFP resources include upfront technical assistance (for project planning), coordination with the local utility, and help with budgeting and packaging projects for third party financing. Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC)
financing is one way federal agencies can obtain capital for energy efficiency improvements while working within agency budget and funding restrictions. During the implementation of energy-saving measures, ESFP can assist with project oversight or direct project implementation and coordinate project performance verification. Many federal agencies are unable to receive incentive funds from their utilities so ESRP can hold their earned incentives for them. Those funds are held for the agency to invest in additional energy savings in the future. All of these services are available to federal agencies that establish a UESC or other interagency agreement with BPA