Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC) Training for Utility Representatives

Intermediate level (201)
2 hours

Webinar covers utility energy service contracts, which allow utilities to provide Federal agencies with comprehensive energy- and water-efficiency improvements and demand-reduction services.

To enter into a UESC, Federal staff and utility representatives must understand the legal parameters, contracting requirements, financing options, and other aspects of these agreements.

This training is designed specifically for utility staff so they have the tools they need to better serve their Federal customers. Utilities not currently offering UESCs will learn the steps in starting a program and find out about resources available from the Federal Energy Management Program to help them identify, connect, and partner with Federal facilities in their service territories.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will understand:

  • The basics of the UESC project process
  • Key steps within each phase of a UESC
  • Roles and responsibilities of the utility and agency partners in a UESC
  • Which Federal Acquisition Regulation clauses are applicable in a UESC
  • How utility subcontracting works in a UESC
  • Best practices for UESC project financing
  • The FEMP resources—tools, templates, training, and expertise—available for developing a UESC.

After attending this webinar and successfully completing a quiz and evaluation, attendees will earn 0.2 continuing education units.


  • Julia Kelley, Group Leader, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read Bio.

    Since 1996, Julia Kelley has been heavily involved in supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), in particular, FEMP’s utility program. Julia has more than 20 years of experience in the area of third-party financing arrangements for Federal-sector energy efficiency projects, utility demand side management, and building energy efficiency technology deployment programs. She is a member of the FEMP utility training and technical assistance team. She coordinates the Energy Lawyers and Contracting Officers Forum for the FEMP utility program. Prior to her work on the FEMP utility team, she also worked on utilities and energy efficiency with the International Energy Agency and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation programs. Close Bio


For more information, contact Matt Roney, 202-684-2794.