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Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Process for Federal Projects

The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE provides a standardized and streamlined process for small, federal facilities to install targeted, energy conservation measures (ECMs) in six months or less. Projects are administered through the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule 84, Special Identification Number (SIN) 246-53 using a set of pre-established procurement and technical tools. The program allows sites an opportunity to implement specific ECMs including lighting, water, simple HVAC controls, HVAC system replacement, and solar photovoltaic. Read about the ECMs offered through ESPC ENABLE.

ESPC ENABLE offers the same benefits as a conventional ESPC while at the same time, taking advantage of the GSA Schedule and its set of pre-qualified vendors and pre-negotiated pricing. This allows for a faster selection process so that a project can be designed and installed quickly. Other traditional ESPC benefits include:

  • Zero upfront capital costs to the agency
  • Guaranteed energy cost savings that exceed annual payment
  • Prescribed measurement and verification to ensure savings are achieved
  • Standard tools and contract templates to ensure consistency and project replication
  • Qualified energy service companies
  • Extensive project assistance and technical support from FEMP experts to ensure success.

Through the ESPC ENABLE program, smaller federal facilities now have the opportunity to not only upgrade their old equipment, but also contribute to a number of sustainability initiatives and enhance their ability to fulfill their stated mission.

Learn More

For more information about ESPC ENABLE, read the Program Overview and the ESPC ENABLE briefing. If you have questions or want to get started on an ESPC ENABLE project, contact Ira Birnbaum or a federal project executive.