Kevin Vaughn,  program director for Schneider Electric's Federal Energy Solutions business, wrote this seven-page white paper describing how the Department of Energy's Energy Savings Performance Contract could be used to fund Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiatives by helping federal agencies resolve the problem of obtaining upfront capital.

The cost of operating and maintaining federal agency data centers is extremely high. Mandates and initiatives have been put in place to address these costs through energy conservation, but with budgets already strained, the initial capital investment can be a daunting hurdle. This paper describes energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs), explains how to use them as an alternative financing option for consolidation projects, and provides examples. This white paper and others are also available at APC's white paper library.


Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Federal Data Center Consolidation