Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (Constellation) said that its Projects & Services Group has received an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) from the US Department of Energy (DOE). This contract enables Projects & Services Group to carry on energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation projects at federally-owned buildings and facilities. The term of the contract is five years with two optional three year extensions.

The DOE ESPC contract ensures that we will be able to continue our work in helping the federal government, the largest single user of energy in the United States, to improve energy and water efficiencies, said Greg Jarosinski, president of Constellation’s Projects & Services Group. We have a long and successful history of developing environmentally-sound energy projects for the federal government that are funded entirely with the savings created by the projects.

The ESPC contract enables all federal sites worldwide to use energy services expertise of the company’s Projects & Services Group. The contract replaces some regional and technology specific contracts held by the group to provide ESPC services in the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions and biomass, alternative methane fuels and geothermal heat pump technologies to federal sites.

DOE estimates that the ESPC contracts with all contractors could result in up to $80 billion in energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation projects. ESPCs enable federal agencies to undertake energy savings projects without paying up-front capital costs. Under an ESPC, Constellation’s Projects & Services Group designs, constructs and obtains the necessary financing for an energy savings project and the federal agency makes payments over time from the energy cost reductions.

The ESPC contract also enables federal facilities to use renewable energy technologies, an area of particular focus for Projects & Services Group. The company has recently started around 5 megawatts of on-site solar power systems for customers throughout US, and has deployed over 30 geothermal projects that deliver nearly 12,000 tons of cooling capacity.