Public Institutions & Local Governments

Performance Contracting Workshop 02.20.2014

South Carolina Energy Performance Contracting Workshop

Please join the Energy Office and the Office of the State Engineer for the second annual Energy Performance Contracting Workshop on February 20 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Electric Cooperative’s Blythewood office (701 Blythewood Road, Blythewood, SC 29016).

This year’s workshop will focus on the nuts and bolts of establishing a performance contract, including procurement and financing.

To ensure that we have enough materials for each participant, please RSVP to Jennifer Satterthwaite or call 803-737-0411 by February 17.

Draft Agenda
February 20, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM 

12:30 Registration opens

1:00 Welcome and Background

1:15 Energy Performance Contract Procurement 101

A step-by-step interactive discussion of the EPC procurement process. Discussion will be informal and no question is too small to be considered.

2:15 Implementation Panel

Where do the savings go? – Ashlie Lancaster
A case study of an agency that requested SCEO documentation of savings in order to use them for future projects.

What is an Owner’s Representative and how can one help? – Matt Pesce, Facility Strategies Group
An experienced Owner’s Representative will clarify what one can and can’t do for a project and share experiences with a local government project in Greenville.

What about K-12 Schools? – Delisa Clark, Office of School Facilities
Public K-12 schools are not subject to the state procurement code directly, nor does Office of School Facilities assist in procurement. The office will, however, review facility improvements.

3:00 Break

3:15 Options for Funding a Performance Contract

Greg Montgomery, SC Saves/Abundant Power – Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds
Geoff Culm, Banc of America Public Capital Corp. – Financial Institution Assistance
Kimberly Smith, Johnson Controls Inc. – Traditional ESCO Financing

4:00 Next Steps

Suggestions from participants
Next meeting

4:30 Adjourn