Placing UESC Task Orders Under the GSA Areawide Contract  

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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 webinar provides attendees with an overview of the contracting options and services available from their local utility companies to engineer, finance, and install cost-effective, energy- and water-saving projects. Participants will be walked through the typical project process, from the audit phase to commissioning the equipment. Highlights include introducing participants to UESCs and helping them determine if a UESC is right for their site.


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

Since 1996, Julia Kelley has been heavily involved in supporting the U.S. 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;
  • Basics of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Areawide Contract;
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses relevant to UESCs with GSA Areawide Contract;
  • Key contract actions step-by-step and;
  • The FEMP resources—tools, templates, training, and expertise—available for developing a UESC.