Presentation on theme: "Open Mic Webinar May 2012 Region 3s Energy Savings Performance Contract: Costs, Results and Lessons Learned Wednesday, May 16th at 1:00 ET."— Presentation transcript:
Open Mic Webinar May 2012 Region 3s Energy Savings Performance Contract: Costs, Results and Lessons Learned Wednesday, May 16th at 1:00 ET
SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS OPEN MIC MAY 16, 2012 P.E. Leyba U.S. Forest Service - Region 3
ESPC Partnership between Federal agency and energy service company (ESCO). ESCO conducts energy audit on facility and identifies energy conservation measures (ECMS). In consultation with the agency, ESCO designs and constructs project to meet agency's needs. ESCO arranges financing for the project.
ESPC ESCO guarantees ECMS will generate energy cost savings sufficient to pay for project over the term of the contract. Energy savings estimated, 90% Agency pays ESCO annually from energy cost savings. After contract ends, all energy cost savings go to agency. Contract terms of up to 25 years allowed.
ESPC Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) allow Federal agencies to accomplish energy savings projects without up-front capital costs and without special Congressional appropriations.
USFS R3 ESPC DOE contract w/ various ESCOs 2008 Honeywell was selected for R3 contract. February 2009 Honeywell Energy Audit estimate for ECMs ~$1,600,000 First year savings estimate = $103,000 First year savings GUARANTEE = $94,500 Simple payback = 15.7 years
USFS R3 ESPC March 2009 – R3 makes buy down lump sum payment = $1,050,000. Balance = $550,000 + interest (6.88%) = $650,000 over 8 year term. 8 annual payments of ~$80,000. (from annual energy savings)
USFS R3 ESPC By April 1, 2010 – Most ECMs installed. First payment due on April 1, HOWEVER After evaluating all proposed ECMs at all sites for feasibility…………. Total cost of ECMs ~$1,093, Buildings, 9 National Forests With contract modification, annual payments will be ~ $0, agency will incur energy savings.
LIGHTING ECMS INSTALLED Linear Fluorescent, Next Generation T-8 lamps, High Efficiency Instant Start Electronic Ballasts Incandescent LED Exit Signs Incandescent lamps Compact Fluorescent lamps Control Sensors and Occupancy Sensors Linear Fluorescent, T-8 High Lumen Lamp technology for High-Bay Facilities New fixtures including LED exit signs Proposed = 1468, installed = 4778
ECMS INSTALLED Solar Photovoltaic LED – Proposed = 64, Installed = 12 Photovoltaic Panel Charge Controller Battery Backup
ECMS INSTALLED Solar Domestic Hot Water Proposed = 4, Installed = 2
ECMS PROVIDED ELECTRIC METER / DATA LOGGER Proposed = 31, Actual = 31 USFS responsible for deployment of the meters on the buildings as they see fit. The meters are capable of monitoring 3 phase power and storing the electric power information for several months. The USFS will be able to download and analyze power data.
USFS R3 ESPC WHAT NEXT???? Accounting for all installations. Warrantee items Energy savings monitoring by both ESCO and USFS. (M&V) Annual payments for remainder of term for M&V.
R3 ESPC - LESSONS LEARNED MORE ECMS IN CLOSER LOCATIONS HIGHER THE $ VALUE THE BETTER LIGHTING ECMS = MOST OF INSTALLS TRAINED FS PROJECT MANAGER TRAINING FOR LOCAL CONTACTS TYPE OF $ USED FOR PAYMENTS VS. TYPE OF $ SAVED? ONLY INCLUDE BUILDINGS LIKELY TO BE IN SERVICE THROUGH CONTRACT PERIOD ESTIMATED ECMS MAY NOT = ACTUAL
Training available: June 7, 2012 Streamlining ESPCs for Small Sites (Web-based) Offered by FEMP, webinar fosters skill in using ENABLE - a streamlined ESPC process that allows smaller facilities to contract with ESCOs on energy- saving projects. Includes eligibility criteria, the use of standardized forms as well as self-assessments to reduce application time, costs, reviews, and approvals. Time 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM (Eastern) OTHER FEMP TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES –