Can your federal facility go green and save money? With the cost of solar energy declining, more federal facilities can add on-site solar for less than the cost of grid-based electricity. Learn how a team from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and EPA’s Region 9 office can provide project implementation assistance. The team is called the Affordable Power Infrastructure Partnership (APIP).
APIP assists federal agencies to explore the potential for on-site renewable energy projects and supports agencies through the project implementation process. APIP was recognized by the White House as a GreenGov Spotlight Communities Program in 2013, and received a Federal Energy and Water Management award in 2017.
In 2015, APIP helped eight federal facilities in northern California and Nevada acquire 4.5 MW of on-site solar energy at a fixed (i.e., no price escalation) cost per kilowatt-hour that was below their then-current cost of grid-based electricity. Some of those facilities are anticipated to satisfy 100% of their electricity needs from their solar systems, and some systems include battery storage to maximize cost savings.
- The FGC within the context of the Energy target area.
- An overview of the APIP.
- APIP support and benefits offered to federal facilities.
- The U.S. Forest Service’s perspective, which recently added on-site solar to its R5 HQ building.
The speakers are from EPA, DOE’s FEMP, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the US Forest Service.
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FGC Webinar Presentation: Green Energy Can Save You Greenbacks - APIP (PDF)(19 pp, 3 MB,
Federal Green Challenge Webinar on the Affordable Power Infrastructure Partnership (APIP).
FGC Webinar Presentation: Green Energy Can Save - Forest Service (PDF)(29 pp, 2 MB,
Presentation from U.S. Forest Service Region 5 Office on their Carport Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System by M. Renee Jewell.