Federal Green Challenge
Federal Aggregated Solar Procurement Pilot
Who: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), General Services Administration (GSA), Forest Service, Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and U.S. Coast Guard.
Where: Greater Northern California
What will happen in 2013: This renewable energy procurement project in Northern California brings together multiple federal agencies to demonstrate that combined procurement offers economies of scale, resulting in lower electricity bills for individual sites, and increased renewable energy production. The project also attempts to reduce internal agency overhead costs by sharing procurement and project management resources and is structured to be replicable across the nation.
EPA Region 9 convened a team of federal entities interested in purchasing renewable energy produced from solar panels on rooftops, ground-mount locations or carports at their facilities. GSA contracting experts are leading the procurement process and DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) through Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is conducting the initial solar site surveys at the potential properties and assisting with the contracting.
The solicitation will be publicized on the www.fbo.gov website when complete.Relevance to Executive Order 13514: Greenhouse gas emission reductions and increased on-site renewable energy generation.