Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

On Demand Training

2.5 hours

FEMP e-training

Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements provides Federal energy and facility managers and contracting officers with knowledge and skills to develop an on-site renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on a Federal site. On-site renewable energy generation projects help agencies meet Federal mandates, including EPAct 2005, Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Executive Orders 13423 and 13514, and agency Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans. This course will describe the components of a PPA, including the benefits of PPAs, getting a PPA contract underway, PPA project development considerations, and requesting and evaluating PPA proposals. Early "go or no-go" considerations are reviewed, along with technical, legal, and contractual requirements of PPA.

The instructor for this course is Tracy Logan, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). At FEMP, Ms. Logan's program areas cover Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Renewable Power Purchases including Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), and Energy Savings Performance Contracts with PPA Energy Conservation Measures. Ms. Logan worked on implementing Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive. At the International Energy Agency, she contributed to a project illustrating best practices and strategies to accelerate global clean energy innovation. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law and is a licensed attorney in the State of California.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will learn to develop the skills to evaluate the PPA as an option for renewable energy generation on a Federal site and initiate the contracting process by learning to:

  • Review key considerations concerning state, local, and utility requirements and restrictions;
  • Consider the technical and site feasibility for an on-site renewable energy project;
  • Establish a multi-disciplinary team to successfully implement the PPA;
  • Understand key factors in the areas of contract basics, land use, environmental compliance, infrastructure needs, and financial arrangements; and
  • Understand the Request for Proposal process, key approvals, and FEMP support and assistance.

This e-learning course is hosted on the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) learning management system. To take the course, click the Start button below. Then log into the WBDG system to launch the course and take the multiple choice assessment. Students will earn .30 IACET CEUs upon successful completion of the course and assessment.

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  • Tracy Logan, Program Analyst, DOE Federal Energy Management Program. Read bio.
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