DOE to Host Free Utility Workshops in Washington, D.C.

June 1, 2002

On July 23-25, 2002, DOE will host two free workshops at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by FEMP and GSA, the first workshop "Evolving Energy Markets" will bring together energy experts for a 1-day session to explain the fundamentals of how today's utilities operate, update you on how utility restructuring is proceeding, and help identify opportunities that these evolving markets might provide for better energy management practices. Attendees will also hear about GSA's role in energy procurement and learn about options for purchasing renewable power.

The second workshop, "Utility Energy Services Contracting," on July 24-25, 2002, will provide Federal customers with an overview of the contracting options and services available from those local utility companies who offer engineering, financing, and installation of cost effective energy and water savings projects. Participants will learn about the typical project process, from the audit phase to commissioning equipment. Upon completing this workshop, participants will have the contracting and technical knowledge to begin a project at their facility. This innovative alternative financing opportunity provides a mechanism to help solve facility problems and meet program objectives and goals. Priority will be given to Federal personnel; however, State and local government customers are welcome.

The registration fee is waived for this workshop. Space is limited, so register by calling FEMP's Workshop Hotline at 703-243-8343 by July�16, 2002.