PCNRC Module 2: Getting Started with an ESPC Project  

Education Type: 
2 Hours
0.3 CEU
Sponsored by: 

Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This training is intended to provide an understanding of how an owner's representative (OR) should be prepared to help a facility owner/staff in the municipal, university, schools and hospitals (MUSH) market, get started with a new energy savings performance contract (ESPC). This module covers a range of preparation and process information related to starting up an ESPC. The module includes key factors for building the ESPC project team, how to establish and foster effective communication and project management processes. It also emphasizes the importance of stakeholder engagement throughout the ESPC development and the importance of educating the owner on common ESPC risks and potential issues. Upon completion of this module, the attendee will understand the fundamentals of how to assist an Owner with all of the necessary facets to get started with an ESPC project and understand key concepts about the ESPC development process.

For assistance with registration and the enrollment process, refer to the PCNRC Quick Start Guide.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the OR's role in assisting a facility owner/organization as they get started with an ESPC;
  • Identify the fundamentals of the ESPC process, development stages and components;
  • Recognize what drives ESPC success, including how to advise a facility owner on putting together their project team and the wide range of stakeholders that should be involved in the project;
  • Recognize the types of facility information and data needed for informing the investment grade audit and proposal;
  • Identify the financial, operational and performance risks and responsibilities of an ESPC; and
  • Identify the difference between an ESPC and design-bid-build project.

Credits for PCNRC Series

The PCNRC training certificate series was developed through a collaborative effort between FEMP, SCEP, National Labs, DOE contractors, and experts in MUSH market performance contracting.  Read More

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