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Federal Green Challenge

FGC Webinar: Green Energy Can Save Your Federal Facility Greenbacks

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.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:
  • 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.
  • Q&A.

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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