Appropriations and Financing: Strategic Use of Funding for Performance Contracts

Karen Thomas

Research output: NRELPresentation


42 U.S.C. § 8253 Sections 432 and 512 (EISA of 2007) authorize agencies to use appropriations, private financing, or a combination of appropriations and private financing to comply with its requirements. With this flexibility in mind, federal agencies should evaluate funding options early and employ a strategy that optimizes the impact of existing appropriations and financing options. Maximize value to government through strategic use of appropriations and energy savings, an optimal set of infrastructure improvements that meet site needs and program objectives, and an actionable plan for sustained performance.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NamePresented at the Energy Exchange 2020, 10-14 August 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-77945


  • appropriations
  • financing
  • performance contracts


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