DOE Awards $80 B in Environmental Contracts

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced on December 18, the award of new Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) to 16 energy service companies, according to a Dec. 22 press release.

These contracts could result in up to $80 billion in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects at federally owned buildings and facilities. These contracts help to meet the federal government's energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy goals. Lime Energy's subsidiary, Applied Energy Management (AEM), has a long history of servicing these companies under previous IDIQ programs and anticipates continuing to do so under these new expanded efficiency contracts. The federal government is the largest single user of energy in the United States, and these awards demonstrate a commitment to sound government stewardship by recognizing efforts to save energy, reduce federal energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions, bring more cutting-edge technologies to use, strengthen national security, and create a stronger economy.

"We applaud the federal government's commitment to conservation in an effort to reduce energy consumption, promote conservation, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions," stated John O' Rourke, president and chief executive officer of AEM.

David Asplund, chief executive officer of Lime Energy, commented, "AEM has provided a comprehensive set of energy engineering and design build implementation services in the areas of conservation that include lighting, HVAC, water conservation, and building envelope services to a number of the companies awarded contracts under the new program."

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