Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC) Training for Utility Representatives  

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2 Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 pm (EST)
0.2 CEUs
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This webinar covers utility energy service contracts (UESCs), which allow utilities to provide federal
agencies with comprehensive energy and water efficiency improvements and demand-reduction services. To enter into a UESC, federal staff, as well as utility representatives, must understand the legal parameters, contracting requirements, financing options, and other aspects of these agreements.

This training is designed specifically for utility staff, so they have the tools needed to better serve their federal customers. Utilities not currently offering UESCs will learn the steps involved in starting a program as well as the resources available from FEMP to help them identify, connect and partner with the federal facilities in their service territory.


Julie Kelley, Group Leader, Residential and Commercial Energy Efficiency, Oak Ridge National Laboratory   

Since 1996, Julia Kelley has been heavily involved in supporting the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), in particular FEMP’s Utility Program. Julia has more than 20 years of experience in the area of third-party financing arrangements for federal-sector energy efficiency projects, utility demand side management, and building energy efficiency technology deployment programs. She is a member of the FEMP Utility Training and Technical Assistance team. She coordinates the Energy Lawyers and Contracting Officers Forum for the FEMP Utility Program. Prior to her work on the FEMP Utility Team, she also worked on utilities and energy efficiency with the International Energy Agency and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation programs.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will understand:

  • Basics of the UESC project process;
  • Key steps within each phase of a UESC;
  • Roles and responsibilities of the utility and agency partners in a UESC;
  • Which FAR clauses are applicable in a UESC;
  • How utility subcontracting works in a UESC;
  • Best practices for UESC project financing and;
  • The FEMP resources—tools, templates, training, and expertise—available for developing a UESC.
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