Federal - 3rd Quarter 2008
- Working with the Federal Performance Contracting Coalition
(FPCC) and GELAT to develop specific recommendations for
Congress and the Administration regarding the need for
accelerated ESPC investment across the government and to
co-ordinate the lobbying campaign on key issues.
- Participating in national coalitions that are seeking to
develop provisions in the pending federal RPS/EPS and Greenhouse
Gas legislation to promote large-scale national energy
- Working with several national energy efficiency initiatives,
including the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency,
Clinton Climate Change and the National Governors Association
Securing a Clean Energy Future, to promote the use of
- Working to convince industrial customers in several key
states that Standard Offer performance contract programs are
beneficial for them and for the whole utility system.
- Promoting state PC programs, in conjunction with ESC. .
NAESCO is drafting model legislation and regulations, as well as
scheduling performance contract training programs across the
Research and Development, Supported by US DOE and US EPA
- Participating in continued research on the US ESCO market in
conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab using DOE grant
monies. Focus in 2008 on documenting the current size and
potential of the state buildings performance contract
marketplace. Next report, due out in October 2008, will document
the status of energy efficiency in state buildings and highlight
states whose policies and produce superior results.
- Developing a standardized new M&V protocol for O&M and
Capital Cost Avoidance savings that is acceptable to ESCOs and a
wide range of customers. Have organized an Advisory Committee of
ESCOs, and are currently recruiting customer members for the
Advisory Committee. Working with the Evaluation Advisory Group
that is formulating the EM&V standards for the new utility EE
programs in New York and the Northeast Regional EMV Forum, which
is trying to develop standardized EM&V protocols for the
utility, ISO and RTO EE and DR programs in the Northeast region.
- Continuing to work to help EPA develop ENERGY STAR as a
vehicle for promoting comprehensive ESCO projects. Drafted a
manual for ESCOs, reviewing new versions of EPA tools and
promoting the use of EPA tools in various state proceedings.