Aging equipment and high utility costs?
Is your organization facing outdated equipment, increasing maintenance and energy costs, and limited budgets? Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a tool for paying for effiency upgrades such as lighting, chillers, boilers, water systems, and renewable generation over time. The Arkansas Energy Office offers assistance to state agencies, institutions of higher learning, municipalities, and counties throughout the seven step EPC program. The program provides an effective and user-friendly process with standardized documents and help every step of the way. The Arkansas EPC Program was directed by law in 2013, developed by industry professionals and financial representatives in 2014, and expanded to include municipalities and counties in 2015.
The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA) and Arkansas Energy Office (AEO) will host the 2nd Arkansas Performance Contracting Summit on June 21st from 1:00 to 5:00pm at Heifer Village in Little Rock, Arkansas. The event will showcase opportunities for state agencies, institutions of higher learning, cities, and counties to reduce energy consumption and address pressing deferred maintenance issues at no upfront cost through the Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting (AEPC) Program.
The AEPC Program is managed by the AEO and currently has eight projects at various stages of development. Energy performance contracting is a financing mechanism used to pay for energy efficiency improvements, which are then paid back through annual energy and operational savings guaranteed by pre-qualified Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). Program staff from AEO and representatives from ESCOs operating across Arkansas will be present to answer questions and educate attendees on the potential benefits of the AEPC Program.
Registration is free, but RSVPs are required. Light refreshments will be served. Please email email@example.com to reserve your seat now! See below for details of the summit’s agenda.
1:00 - 1:30 pm, Check-In
1:30 - 2:00 pm, Energy Performance Contracting 101
Chet Howland, Energy Program Manager, Arkansas Energy Office
2:00 - 3:00 pm, AEPC Participant Panel Discussion
3:00 - 4:00 pm Exhibit Networking & Refreshments
4:00 - 4:30 pm, Energy Performance Contracting Finance Discussion
Jim Hathaway, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP
Ro Arrington, Chief Public Finance Officer, Arkansas Development Finance Authority
4:30 - 5:00 pm Exhibit Networking
Energy Performance Contracting is a financing mechanism used to pay for energy efficiency improvements all at once that are then paid back through annual energy savings. The AEO provides technical assistance to state agencies and public institutions of higher learning, helping them navigate the process and ensuring that Pre-Qualified Energy Service Companies (see a list below) maintain the highest levels of quality. Furthermore, the AEO actively provides education and outreach on the components of Energy Performance Contracting, maintains contract documents, and sets industry standards for Energy Service Companies. For a detailed list of how the AEO-approved process works along with a checklist of important milestones and responsibilities, please look at the AEPC Program Manual below. Please contact Chet Howland at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501)682-7319 with specific questions or concerns.
The AEPC Program is designed to offer a simple step-by-step approach to public and private partners alike, ensuring that guaranteed energy savings projects are developed in a highly communicative, safe environment. With pre-approved contract documents, procedures and technical support, program participants have help every step of the way. Click the links below for copies of all AEPC program documents.
If you would like to explore the possibilities of performance contracting for your organization, contact Program Manager Chet Howland and/or any of the pre-qualified Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) below. The following ESCOs were certified to operate in Arkansas after a thorough vetting of finances, organizational structure, past experience, and technical capabilities. All ESCOs have a wide variety of specialities and expertise, so make sure to contact multiple ESCOs. Also, please note that all ESCOs in the AEPC program are reevaluated on an annual basis, to ensure high quality work and commitment to the state.
|2016 Arkansas Pre-Qualified Energy Service Companies|
|360 Energy Engineers/ Willdan Energy Solutions||Greg Modlish||Senior Consultant||(785)813-6851||(785)856-3360||100 Chesterfield Business Parkway, Ste 200||Chesterfield||MO||63005||www.360energyengineers.com|
|Jeff Metcalf||Vice President||(888)589-8282||(317)email@example.com|
|Aramark Engineering Solutions||Daniel Stine||National Director, Energy Solutions||(248)918-9104||1291 Boston Post Rd Suite 204||Madison||CT||06443||www.aramarktechservices.com|
|Bob Mikulec||Vice President||(501)firstname.lastname@example.org||1 Allied Dr, Suite 2600||Little Rock||AR||72202||www.bernhardenergy.com|
|Stan Green||President||(479)email@example.com||438 E. Millsap Rd, Suite 200||Fayetteville||AR||72703||www.clearenergy.com|
|ConEdison Solutions||Chris Salzmann||Midwest Regional Sales Manager||(913)307-3235||(913)201-1347||9217 Cody||Overland Park||KS||66214||www.conedsolutions.com|
|Energy Systems Group||Ray Hinson||Senior Business Development Manager||(615)610-0984||501 Union St, Suite 300B||Nashville||TN||37219||www.energysystemsgroup.com|
|Entegrity||Rob Guthrie||Director of Business Development||(501)414-0058||(205)292-7467||612 Garland St||Conway||AR||72032||www.entegritypartners.com|
Excel Energy Group
|April Nason||Business Manager||(479)280-1928||(479)firstname.lastname@example.org||3003 E 17th St||Russellville||AR||72802||www.excelenergygroup.com|
|Johnson Controls||Alex Ray||Building Solutions Executive||(501)email@example.com||10600 Colonel Glenn Rd, Suite 200||Little Rock||AR||72204||www.johnsoncontrols.com|
|McKinstry||Rich Oliver||Business Development Manager||(214)firstname.lastname@example.org||13465 Midway Rd, Suite 100||Dallas||TX||75244||www.mckinstry.com/south|
|Noresco||Brian Stone||Senior Account Executive||(615)email@example.com||5213 Linbar Drive, Suite 412||Nashville||TN||37211||www.noresco.com|
|Performance Services||Doug Kirkley||Business Development Manager||(214)412-8563||(940)230-4833||dkirkley@PerformanceServices.com||(317)713-1751||3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200||Dallas||TX||75234||www.performanceservices.com|
|Schneider Electric||Terry Rowe||Account Executive||(501)978-1155||(501)772-7394||900 West Shackleford, Suite 300||Little Rock||AR||72211||www.schneider-electric.com|
|Siemens||Teri Borton||Business Leader - Arkansas||(501)firstname.lastname@example.org||5440 Northshore Drive||North Little Rock||AR||72118||www.siemens.com|
|Trane Arkansas||Mike McClellan||Sales Manager||(501)email@example.com||1501 Westpark Drive, Suite||Little Rock||AR||72204||www.trane.com|
Performance Contracting Legislation in Arkansas
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