The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced the selection of The Brewer-Garrett Company, one of twenty-one qualified Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) selected through a competitive process, for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). The IDIQ ESPC is a contracting vehicle that allows federal agencies to complete energy projects for their facilities without using taxpayer money for infrastructure improvements. The award could result in up to $5 billion in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water efficiency projects at federally-owned buildings and facilities. The U.S. government is the largest procurer of goods and services in the world. This procurement award marks the third generation of the IDIQ ESPC.
Since 1998, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) IDIQ ESPCs has awarded 362 projects at an investment pace of $2 billion every three years in federal energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. Over the last 20 years, the DOE IDIQ have resulted in $4.9 in investment, yielding $11.9 billion in total guaranteed savings and over 27 trillion BTU of energy saved per year. The most successful year in the 20-year history of the DOE IDIQ ESPC program was in 2016. The Federal government is the largest single user of energy in the United States, and these awards demonstrate a commitment to enhance the public and private partnerships.
An ESPC project is a partnership between the government and an ESCO. The ESCO conducts a comprehensive energy audit and identifies comprehensive improvements to save energy through Energy Conservation Measures (ECM). These ECMs consist of lighting upgrades, energy dashboards, insulation upgrades, HVAC upgrades, water reduction, etc. The long-term goal is to move Federal facilities to a net zero energy consumption.
Under the IDIQ ESPC program, we will help reduce the Government’s energy spending by cutting energy waste and water usage. As an ESCO, Brewer-Garrett’s goal is to continue to offer innovative solutions that can provide energy reliability, resiliency, and efficiency. Brewer-Garrett’s regional location offers a unique opportunity to continue to build infrastructure and create jobs within the “Rust Belt” and across the United States.
More information soon to come.