T08-S01 Performance Contracting 101  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1.5 hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

Cincinnati, OH

0.2 CEU

This training session will cover the basics of performance contracting. Presentations will describe the various contracting vehicles available to Federal agencies and provide an outline of the process required to put projects in place under each vehicle and discuss some example projects. Speakers will also describe the differences between the various vehicles, and how agencies can decide which vehicle to use for their application. Finally, attendees will learn where to start if they want to do a project, and what resources are available from the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and their own agencies to help them navigate the process.


Chandra Shah, Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Doug Culbreth, Federal Project Executive, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scott Wolf, Federal Project Executive, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Joey Janning, Federal Solutions Delivery Manager, Duke Energy

Matthew Rush, Director, Federal Business Development, NORESCO

Kurmit Rockwell, ESPC Program Manager, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session attendees will:

  • Identify the objectives, characteristics and benefits of the various performance contracting vehicles available to federal agencies, including Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC), and Enable;
  • Identify how Energy Sales Agreements (ESAs) and EULs (Enhanced Use Leases) can be used to achieve energy management goals at federal facilities;
  • Identify the major differences between the various available contracting vehicles, and how to select the right one for your project and site; and
  • Identify what resources are available to you, and the next steps if you would like to initiate a performance contracting project at your site.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: