Federal renewable energy projects can be large or small and managed by a third-party or the agency. Typically, large-scale projects—larger than 10 megawatts (MWs)—are financed, planned, and implemented by the private sector. Distributed-scale projects (smaller than 10 MWs) are funded and managed by either the agency through agency appropriations or a renewable energy developer through a project funding mechanism. The complexity of large-scale projects means there are separate processes for smaller and larger projects.
- Large-scale renewable energy projects (larger than 10 MWs)
- Distributed-scale renewable energy projects (smaller than 10 MWs)
The Federal Energy Management Program provides project assistance to Federal agencies to help them identify and implement renewable energy technologies.