Energy Department Partners with Industry to Train Federal Energy Managers and Reduce Energy Costs
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a partnership with the Energy Solutions Center Inc. (ESC), a technology commercialization and market development organization representing energy utilities, municipal energy authorities, and equipment manufacturers and vendors, to train federal energy managers, natural gas utilities and manufacturers on energy-efficient gas fueled technologies.
“This innovative public-private partnership will help federal agencies as well as private companies improve the efficiency of their operations, reduce fuel use, and save money.” said Douglas L. Faulkner, Acting Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “As the largest energy consumer in the country, the federal government has an obligation to use energy wisely and lead by example.”
The new partnership will train federal energy managers to accelerate the acceptance and use of new technologies that can reduce federal sector energy consumption and lower energy costs. DOE and ESC training will improve the operations and enhance the productivity of federal sector energy users. Courses will provide instruction on commercially available energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The initial focus will be on distributed energy resources and combined heat and power technologies. Other technologies may be added to the curriculum in the future.
The workshops and courses will also highlight ways that federal agencies can fund alternative energy projects at their sites. This work will coincide with the work of DOE’s Energy Saving Expert Teams that are currently assisting federal facilities and the private sector in reducing energy use, particularly natural gas this winter. These teams are part of the Easy Ways to Save Energy campaign announced by Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman in October.
For more information, please visit: www.eere.energy.gov/femp/
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