ESPC ESA Training Series: Site-Specific/Stand-Alone Contract Vehicle

Rachel Shepherd, Chandra Shah, Doug Gagne

Research output: NRELPresentation


This webinar provides instructions and resources for financing distributed energy projects (e.g., on–site renewable energy, storage, and combined heat and power) using an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) energy sales agreement (ESA) through the site–specific/stand–alone contract vehicle. The site–specific/stand–alone contract vehicle is a procurement process using a request for proposal (RFP). Topics covered during the webinar include forming a strong project team, validating the feasibility of the distributed energy project at a site, acquisition planning, RFP development, procurement, proposal evaluation and contract award, and the construction and performance period. This webinar also provides an overview of the resources available in the ESPC ESA Toolkit, such as checklists and templates.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages63
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameFEMP Webinar presented 23 July 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-80447


  • energy sales agreement
  • energy savings performance contract
  • federal agency
  • federal energy management program
  • federal purchasing
  • FEMP
  • performance contracting
  • power purchase agreement
  • site specific standalone


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