2018 Spring Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar


Logo for the Tennessee Valley AuthorityThe Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meets twice per year to share success stories, information about Federal Energy Management Program activities, and other business.

Please note: The 2018 Spring FUPWG Seminar format is Thursday and Friday.

Hosted by Tennessee Valley Authority


Registration is now closed to non-Federal employees.

Federal employees can still register. The Federal employee registration deadline has been extended due to agency travel approval delays.

  • $215: Registration fee after March 22, 2018
  • $175: Registration fee before March 22, 2018

To foster open exchange of information with attendees, it is recommended that companies limit attendance to three representatives.


Download the agenda.


The 2018 Spring FUPWG Seminar will be held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hotel Reservations

Sheraton Music City Hotel
777 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN, 37214

FUPWG Seminar Rate: $170 for both Federal and non-Federal attendees. Reserve today.

FEMP encourages you to reserve your room as soon as possible as these special rates will not be available after the block is full. Reference TVA FUPWG to receive the group rate. The hotel reservation cut-off date was Monday, March 26, 2018.

Please note: An early departure fee of one night’s room and tax will be charged to you if you check out prior to your confirmed check-out date.

Transportation and Directions

Options for getting to and from the hotel include the following:

Hotel Shuttle

  • Fee: Complimentary
  • Hours of operation: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
  • Contact: 615-885-2200
  • From baggage claim, proceed to the pickup area located one level down at ground transportation. Contact the hotel directly to request pickup information.


  • Fee: $10 to $15: This is an estimated charge and is subject to change. Fees are not guaranteed by the hotel.
  • Travel time: 10 minutes

Related Information

Advanced Utility Energy Service Contract Training
Tuesday, April 17, through Wednesday, April 18

FEMP is helping agencies improve facility operations, upgrade infrastructure, and save taxpayer dollars by offering training and partnership opportunities with their serving utilities that explore contracting options available, including UESCs. A UESC, ideal for any size project, is a limited-source contract between a Federal agency and serving utility for energy management and demand-reduction services. This two-day advanced UESC training examines strategies and methods used by experienced contracting officers and their technical teams from project development to contract award and post-acceptance. Attendees will work through exercises designed to develop a project using templates and samples.

This training is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and there is no registration fee to attend. CEUs will be awarded upon successful completion of an online quiz following the workshop. Priority registration will be given to contracting officers, contracting specialists, and other federal employees. Attendees from private industry will be admitted as space allows (one per company). Register for this training.

Energy Lawyers and Contracting Officers Forum
Friday, April 20 (12:45 p.m. to 2:15p.m.)

This meeting is open to all FUPWG attendees with an interest in federal energy projects. The agenda is designed to provide an opportunity for an open exchange of information and discussion.

About the FUPWG Seminar and the FUPWG Seminar Code of Conduct

Initiated in 1994, the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group establishes partnerships and facilitates communications among federal agencies, utilities, and energy service companies. All seminar attendees are required to honor the FUPWG Seminar guidelines. Hospitality and social functions (on- and off-site) are strictly prohibited from conflicting with the timing of FUPWG Seminar activities listed in the schedule of events. Aggressive sales techniques are to be avoided while attending the FUPWG Seminar. Signs and flyers may not be displayed or distributed in the meeting or guestroom areas of the hotel reserved for FUPWG Seminar participants.

For more information, visit the FEMP website or contact Susan Courtney, 703-832-2456.