Spring Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Seminar

  • | Nashville, TN

Hosted by Tennessee Valley Authority

Sign-Up Information
The sign-up site is open for full workshop registration.

  • $150 – Sign up by April 1, 2015, to qualify for the discounted early registration fee
  • $200 – Sign-up fee after April 1, 2015

It is recommended that companies limit attendance to three representatives.

Please see the FUPWG Agenda.

On April 22, 2015, the morning session of the 2015 Spring FUPWG Seminar will be offered as a webinar. Sign up for the webinar.

The 2015 Spring FUPWG Seminar will be held at the Nashville Airport Marriott.

Hotel Reservations
Nashville Airport Marriott
600 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

  • $132.00 – Government Rate  (government ID required at check-in)
  • $179.00 – Non-Government Rate

Reservations can be secured by calling 615-889-9300. We encourage you to reserve your room as soon as possible as these special rates will not be available after block is full. Please reference FUPWG government or FUPWG non-government rate in order to receive the group rate. The hotel reservation cut-off date is April 10, 2015.

For online reservations visit:

Airport Transportation
Nashville Airport Marriott has a complimentary shuttle service (no reservation necessary) which runs every 30 minutes between the Nashville International Airport and the hotel. The shuttle service begins at 4:30 a.m. and ends at 11:45 p.m. After claiming your baggage at the airport, proceed to the ground transportation level and look for the Nashville Airport Marriott hotel courtesy van. If needed, telephone number for Nashville Airport Marriott is 615-889-9300.

Related Information

Advanced Utility Energy Services Contracting (UESC) Workshop – April 20-21, 2015
UESCs offer a method for serving utilities to provide significant assistance to federal agencies through comprehensive EE/RE projects including financing and performance assurance. This two-day advanced workshop will examine 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. Priority registration will be given to contracting officers, contracting specialists, and other Federal employees. Attendees from private industry will be admitted as space allows. Register here for this workshop.

Energy Lawyers and Contracting Officers Working Group Meeting – April 23, 2015, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
This meeting is open to anyone who registered to attend the FUPWG meeting at no additional registration or cost and is designed to be of interest particularly to energy lawyers and contracting officers involved in federal energy projects. The agenda focuses on topics of interest to the working group and shared solutions to help facilitate federal/utility partnerships.

Optional Tour to Old Hickory Dam - April 23, 2015, 2:30 p.m., $15
The Old Hickory Lock and Dam was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and built by private contractors as part of a comprehensive development plan for the Cumberland River Basis. Construction started in January 1952, and dam closure was completed in June 1954. The project was completed for full beneficial use in December 1957 with the placement of the final hydroelectric power unit. The power plant is operated so as to use as much of the water flow as possible for power production.

About FUPWG and FUPWG Code of Conduct
The Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG), initiated in 1994, establishes partnerships and facilitates communications among Federal agencies, utilities, and energy service companies. All seminar delegates are required to honor the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group guidelines developed by the Working Group Steering Committee. Hospitality/social functions (on and off site) are strictly prohibited from conflicting with the timing of official Working Group activities listed in the "Schedule of Events". Aggressive sales techniques are to be avoided while attending working group meetings. Signs and flyers may not be displayed or distributed in meeting areas or guest rooms reserved for working group participants. For more information about FUPWG, visit http://energy.gov/eere/femp/federal-utility-partnership-working-group.

Before the Training


For more information, please contact Susan Courtney at 703-250-2862.