Program Areas

Huntsville Center Energy Division has the program tools to determine your dynamic energy portfolio by integrating energy investigation and planning process, execution and acquisition plans with sustainment, measurement and verification tools.

Huntsville Center Energy Division provides the most complete, start to finish, capabilities to handle all your energy requirements.  Our in-house staff has the experience and credentials to formulate and execute the complete energy spectrum.

 

Commercial Utility Program (CUP) 

The Commercial Utilities Program endeavors to ensure reliable utility service delivery at the highest value to federal facility utilities while forging mutually beneficial partnerships. CUP has demonstrated greater than a six to one return on investment in partnership with Army Regulatory Law, contractors, Army landholding commands, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer civil works and District offices.

Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP)

Energy Engineering Assessment Program provides comprehensive energy and water evaluations (audits) that are foundational in the development of effective energy management strategies, capital investment plans and projects that meet Army and federal energy conservation measures (including Army Net Zero initiatives), and renewable energy goals. 

Energy audits are scalable tools that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Energy audits take a holistic, integrated planning approach that leverages scale, the full suite of energy programs, and its inherent synergies.

In FY14, EEAP conducted water & energy evaluations at the top 75 percent energy-consuming locations for various DoD sites and identified $2 million in annual savings.

 Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP)  

An “honest broker” for the overall total lifecycle validation for energy needs within the federal government by customizing a highly specialized team from any government or industry with expertise in innovative and proven cutting-edge technologies to formulate a partnership.   ECIP provides global integrated practical solutions to the warfighter, their families, and the nation. Its merits can withstand any audit, congressional inquiry or public news media questions as the best solution for energy. 

In fiscal year 2014, the ECIP Validation Program provided $100 million in validated energy projects for the Army (to include development of new projects) and received the most funding among all services ($50 million) since the program began in FY11.   In FY13-FY15, the program was centrally funded by Headquarters, Army Corps of Engineers, to participate on Geographic District product delivery team for each ECIP project design reviews.  In fiscal year 2014, the Navy funded ECIP's validation team to assist in their design review efforts as well.  Most recent, in fiscal year 2014, the ECIP Validation Program was selected as the Chairperson for the Office of Secretary of Defense Life Cycle Cost Analysis Subcommittee to review all DoD models and calculations and make program recommendations to improve the validation process.  The double in program funds since the last fiscal year proves the teams' skills and abilities to complete any mission. 

Energy Information Management (EIM)  

Energy Information Management is a proactive integrated asset management program presenting holistic energy data collection, analysis, and visualization of information.  EIM enables managers at all levels opportunities to address energy system metrics, consumption, conservation measures, and to affect behavior changes to meet DoD energy goals and reduce costs.  EIM meets the Office of the Secretary of Defense Enterprise Energy Information Management data collection and reporting requirements.  EIM integrates data analytics with Geographic Information Systems capabilities to visualize the garrison’s energy status, target significant issues and map a course of future energy actions to reduce energy consumption and costs.

Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC)  

The Energy Savings Performance Contracting program is a high visibility program that serves the Army and other agencies in the execution of third party financed energy infrastructure improvement projects. The ESPC program executes infrastructure improvements at Federal Government installations that result in energy savings. Those energy savings are then used to pay off the capital investment of the improvements over a period of up to 25 years.  The Energy Conservation Measures executed support the Army mission to reduce energy consumption and intensity, greenhouse gas emissions, and renewable energy. 

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)  

Power Purchase Agreement program develops and provides life cycle project management for large (>10 megawatt) and small (<10egawatt) scale renewable energy projects that leverage private sector finance. A privately financed project delivers significant value to the Army, supports its mission and enhances the resiliency and sustainability of installations through the delivery of clean, reliable and affordable energy. PPAs provide installations with programmatic and acquisition assistance to meet the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act mandate to produce or procure not less than 25 percent facility energy consumed from renewable sources by 2025. The PPA program can successfully assist installations in achieving their mandated goals and streamlining the acquisition process by utilizing the $7 billion Renewable Energy Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) established in 2013 that consists of 90 companies (49 solar, 20 wind, 15 biomass and six geothermal).

Resource Efficiency Manager (REM)  

This program provides certified energy managers, specialized and skilled to identify energy measures in uniquely complex and high-risk mission and program areas, to reduce the federal government energy consumption for the costs associated for the service rendered. The skills required for the federal government may be tailored to fit any customer’s requirements for energy needs and will integrate the energy worldwide toolboxes to achieve the best possible solution and deliver superior performance.

Resource Efficiency Managers develop cost-effective programs, projects, and practices to reduce energy and water consumption and costs.  Savings generated are required to offset the cost of the REM service. The REM program is one of four best practices to obtain Net Zero per Honorable Ms. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, in 2013.  In fiscal year 2014 alone, the REM program has delivered more than $33 million in potential energy conservation measures and REMs have won top Army awards.  By streamlining and enhancing the acquisition approach to obtain the REM service and utilizing our government resources to better manage the effectiveness of the program, the REM program has more than doubled.  REMs leverage reach-back support, toolboxes, and funding strategies to create or enhance their customer mission or program area energy portfolios.  In fiscal year 2015, the REM program will begin yearly workshops to promote a sharing environment of innovate ideas and energy worldwide tool boxes and gain knowledge of the best practices from government and Industry leading experts for energy solutions. 

Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC)  

The Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) program eliminates energy waste, increases energy efficiency, reduces dependence on fossil fuels, conserves water resources and improves energy security for federal agencies worldwide.  The Huntsville Center's UESC program provides value by employing cost effective and streamlined program management and contracting processes to upgrade the federal government's energy generating and conservation systems to reduce operations and maintenance costs in addition to reducing energy costs and consumption.

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