Federal On-Site Carbon Pollution-Free Electricity (CFE) Purchase Contracts  

Education Type: 
1 Hour
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is helping agencies understand their on-site carbon-pollution-free electricity (CFE) purchase options to help meet their procurement objectives. This training will help attendees understand their onsite options, limitations associated with these contracts, and strategies for ensuring a successful project.


Douglas Gagne, MBA, Project Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Doug Gagne is a project analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He currently provides early-stage federal project development support for renewable energy and resilience projects, including techno-economic analyses to identify what mix of generation technologies will most cost-effectively meet a site's power needs. He also supports early-stage resilience project development and brings extensive federal procurement expertise.

Chandra Shah, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, MBA, CEM, Senior Project Leader, NREL  

Chandra is a senior project leader at NREL. She is the laboratory lead for FEMP's distributed energy procurement program and has been supporting FEMP since 1998. She is a co-author of the ESPC ESA Toolkit and other ESPC ESA templates.

John Myhre, MBA, Project Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

John works for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), providing training, technical analysis, and support for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) in the areas of performance contracting and distributed energy procurement. Prior to joining NREL, John served as a construction manager and public works operations manager in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps and as a mechanical engineer for the General Services Administration's Region 9 in San Francisco.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify federal procurement authorities available for on-site CFE purchases (DoD and civilian);
  • Understand limitations associated with on-site CFE purchase contracts;
  • Execute strategies for successful procurements; and
  • Leverage available FEMP and other resources to help agencies meet CFE goals.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: