Full Title: Development and Demonstration of Energy Savings Perform Contracting Methodologies for Hydroelectric Facilities
Author(s): Kate Anderson
Publisher(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Publication Date: 04/2012
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This CRADA explores the opportunities and challenges of funding federal hydro dam refurbishment projects through ESPCs. It assesses legal authorities for rehabilitating dams through ESPCs; roles and responsibilities of each party including the dam owner, Power Marketing Administration (PMA), ESCO, and preference customers; potential contract structure and flow of money; measurement and verification processes; risk and responsibility allocation; and financial viability of projects.