by Brianna Crandall — June 29, 2020 — The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) recently developed a web-based resource guide that provides best practices for organizations to meet renewable energy requirements.
Specifically, the guide offers best practices and technical clarifications for federal agencies to comply with The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005 § 203) and Executive Order 13834, as directed by the White House Council on Environmental Quality in the Implementing Instructions for Executive Order 13834.
The FEMP guide provides three options that federal agencies may use to develop a strategy to meet the renewable electricity requirement:
- Install on-site renewable electricity
- Purchase renewable electricity
- Purchase renewable energy certificates
Federal agencies and other organizations can use these options to develop strategies that enable on-site generation, enhance energy resilience of facilities, and reduce costs.
The Federal Renewable Energy Requirements: EPAct 2005 § 203 and Executive Order 13834 Renewable Energy Resource Guide is available for free download from the FEMP website.