ESPC ESA Webinar Series: ESPC ENABLE Contract Vehicle Overview

Rachel Shepherd, Phil Voss, Chandra Shah, John Bollinger

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 U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) ESPC ENABLE contract vehicle. The ESPC ENABLE contract vehicle is a streamlined procurement process that uses a standard investment grade audit tool and standard contract templates. Topics covered in the webinar include: An overview of the ESPC ENABLE contract vehicle; ESA-specific considerations for ENABLE contracts; and Case studies. This webinar also provides an overview of the resources available on the Federal Energy Management Program website, such as ESPC ENABLE templates. This webinar is the fourth of a series that provides information, best practices, and resources for implementing an ESPC ESA project. ESPC ESAs are a great option for federal sites that are motivated to reduce site costs, have no capital investment funding, and cannot use the U.S. Department of Defense 10 USC 2922a authority for long-term contracting.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages56
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameFEMP Webinar presented 8 October 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-80448


  • distributed energy
  • energy sales agreement
  • energy savings performance contract
  • ESPC
  • federal agency
  • federal energy management program
  • federal purchasing
  • FEMP
  • performance contracting
  • power purchase agreement


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