Renewable energy generates clean energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the Federal government's dependence on fossil fuels.
More importantly, renewable energy increases energy security, creates jobs, and powers our clean energy economy.
FEMP helps Federal agencies increase the proportion of renewable energy in their energy mixes. FEMP does this by providing a number of services, most of which can be accessed on this website. This website helps agencies...
Meet Federal renewable energy requirements, such as the Energy Policy Act, Energy Independence and Security Act, and the latest executive orders.
Plan and implement renewable energy projects.
Request assistance with planning or implementing an on-site renewable energy project.
Leverage resource maps and screening tools from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and other sources.
Purchase renewable power and manage renewable energy certificates (RECs).
Information and meeting notes from the Federal Renewable Energy Working Group are also posted.
The information within this site is offered to help you - Federal energy managers. We hope that you find the information and resources you need to plan and implement Federal renewable energy projects and encourage you to contact FEMP with feedback.
Renewable energy leveraged from natural, renewable resources delivers electricity, heating, cooling, and other applications to Federal facilities and fleets. By using renewable energy, Federal agencies increase national security, conserve natural resources, and meet regulatory requirements and goals.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires the following amounts of total electricity consumed by the Federal Government to come from renewable energy:
- No less than 3% in fiscal years 2007-2009
- No less than 5% in fiscal years 2010-2012
- No less than 7.5% in fiscal year 2013 and thereafter
FEMP provides technical assistance and resources to help Federal agencies evaluate and implement renewable energy technologies. In addition to a Guide to Integrating Renewable Energy in Federal Construction, these activities span:
Federal Requirements: Current Federal renewable energy regulations, goals, and guidance documents to help Federal agencies understand and meet requirements.
Renewable Resources and Technologies: Introduction to renewable energy resources and technologies with a strong emphasis on Federal application opportunities.
Project Planning: Overview of how Federal agencies can assess and implement renewable energy technologies to meet energy and regulatory requirements.
Project Assistance: Project assistance and expertise in project assessment and implementation areas to help Federal agencies identify and implement renewable energy technologies.
Resource Maps and Screening Tools: Collection of resource maps and assessment tools to help Federal agencies screen for potential renewable energy projects.
Purchasing Renewable Power: Available options to purchase renewable power and renewable energy certificates (RECs) to meet energy regulatory requirements and goals.
Case Studies: Examples of renewable energy projects conducted by Federal agencies across wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and other renewable sources.
Training: On-demand training sessions covering Federal renewable energy requirements, technologies, and best practices.
Frequently Asked Questions: Database of frequently asked questions (FAQs) pertaining to renewable energy technologies, requirements, and reporting.
Working Group: Forum for Federal agencies and the renewable energy industry to exchange information on existing and planned projects, lessons learned, project funding sources, and technologies available.
Contacts: FEMP and Department of Energy national laboratory contacts focused on renewable energy technology assessments and implementation.
View the FEMP Renewable Energy Overview for complete information.