Reduce Energy Costs Without Upfront Capital
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Energy-Saving Performance Contracting
Connecticut has created a new standardized Energy-Savings Performance Contracting program that helps state and municipal governments implement a portfolio of comprehensive energy savings measures with no upfront capital. The program, initiated by Public Act 11-80, pays for energy retrofits through future guaranteed savings from utility and maintenance budgets.
The following program elements will:
- Provide a clear, streamlined, repeatable and transparent process
- Mitigate risk for agencies and municipalities
- Cultivate successful projects with guaranteed energy savings
- Provide a consistent, level playing field for vendors
- CT Energy Savings Performance Contracting Program Enabling Statutes
- Overview of Connecticut Energy Savings Performance Contracting Program
- Video showcasing successful energy projects in East Hartford and Stamford, Connecticut
- Process Overview and Resources summary – for municipalities
Standardized Contract Documents
The following contract documents have been pre-approved by the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office and will be used by all program participants:
- Solicitation to Qualify Energy Service Providers to enter into an Energy-Savings Performance Contract - This solicitation has been issued and is closed. No new responses will be accepted at this time.
- Exhibit 1: Contract for Energy Savings Performance Contracting Services - This is the contract between the Department of Administrative Services and Connecticut’s Qualified Energy Service Providers (QESPs).
- Exhibit A: Energy-Savings Performance Project Statement of Work - This exhibit to the contract specifies the work to be done under the project and is to be signed by the QESP and the state agency or municipality.
- Attachment 1: Energy-Savings Performance Project Schedules - These schedules will detail project-specific information, such as the energy cost savings guarantee, energy baselines, measurement and verification plans, final project cost and project cash flow analysis, etc.
- Exhibit B: RFP to Selected QESPs for a Cost-Effective Feasibility Analysis - This document details the process state agencies and municipalities will use to select a QESP from the pre-qualified list.
- Exhibit C: Investment-Grade Energy Audit and Project Development Proposal - This exhibit to the contract details the process and information required to perform an Investment-Grade Energy Audit and is to be signed by the QESP and the state agency or municipality.
- Exhibit D: Cost and Pricing - This exhibit to the contract will be completed by each QESP. The QESP is required to adhere to these costs, markups, margins and fees throughout all project phases when participating in the state’s Energy-Savings Performance Contracting program.
Standardized Guidance Documents
The following documents provide templates that will be useful to state agencies and towns:
- Letter of Interest - This is a template document that state agencies and municipalities may use to solicit interest from QESPs in responding to the “RFP to Selected QESPs for a Cost-Effective Feasibility Analysis.”
- Technical Facility Profile - This is a template document that state agencies and municipalities may use to aggregate information on energy use and energy systems in potential buildings for an Energy-Savings Performance Project. The state agency or municipality should provide this Technical Facility Profile with the Letter of Interest to QESPs.
Pre-Qualified Vendor List
DAS issued a solicitation for Energy Services Providers. The submission deadline has passed and responses are currently being evaluated. Check back soon for the list of Connecticut QESPs.
Energy Technical Support
The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board has issued an RFQ for the services of a Program Manager to administer the Connecticut Energy-Savings Performance Contracting program. The submission deadline has passed and responses are currently being evaluated.
The (name of agency) expects to issue an RFQ for project-level technical support services. These services would be available to state agencies and municipalities and would provide third-party review of proposed energy savings measures and projected savings at critical points of the process. Check back soon for more information.
The Program Administrators of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board (CL&P and UI) will also provide technical support and review of energy savings measures that are eligible for Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund incentives.
Financing Technical Support
The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority will provide advice, support and tools on financing Energy Savings Performance Contracts. Check back for updates.