Federal Efforts to Implement Renewable Energy Projects

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    The Renewable Working Group (RWG), established in 1994 by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and the Interagency Energy Management Task Force, was formed to develop a plan to significantly increase federal use of solar and other renewable energy in a cost-effective manner, as called for in section 304 of Executive Order 12902. The preamble to the RWG renewable implementation plan states'The Federal government should lead in implementing (renewable technologies) and set the standards for use of appropriate technologies.' In order to help agencies address the problem of insufficient funds for renewable energy projects, FEMP is developing contracting mechanisms that will enable federal agencies to use alternative financing strategies when implementing projects. This approach isunique because it fosters a public-private partnership that relies heavily on leveraging funds and financing by energy service companies (ESCOs) and utilities. This paper describes six ways that the renewable industry and federal agencies can participate in FEMP programs to implement renewable energy projects.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 1997
    Event22nd National Passive Solar Conference - Washington, D.C.
    Duration: 25 Apr 199730 Apr 1997


    Conference22nd National Passive Solar Conference
    CityWashington, D.C.

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-460-22558


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