NJ Scope of EPE Services
ECG will provide the following engineering/consulting services to assist Government entities (includes School Districts, Towns, Villages, Counties, Cities and State Agencies) with the successful implementation of Energy Peformance Contracts (EPC) under NJ BPU’s ESIP program. ECG’s service will help you to identify the current EPC opportunity, select an Energy Services Company (ESCO), prepare plans and specifications, and ensure that construction complies with all federal, state and local regulations. Please be aware that payment for the following services will come entirely from the guaranteed energy savings realized by the EPC. Payments to ECG will be made only if a contract has been executed between an ESCO and the Owner. This arrangement gives you complete control of the EPC process from beginning to end making sure that your needs and interests are protected throughout the entire process.
- ECG will prepare an EPC Feasibility Study for your facilities and prepare a written report with our findings. This Study will determine if an EPC is currently feasible and estimate the potential size of the opportunity based on the most recent 2 years of energy data. This Study, coupled with the prerequisite ASHRAE audit, will provide you with an up-to-date understanding of the size and scope of your EPC opportunity.
- ECG will prepare and issue an RFP to solicit proposals from Energy Services Companies (ESCOs), in accordance with ESIP requirements. We will ensure that the RFP attracts multiple competitive and qualified proposers and includes your preferred energy saving measures. We will then review the qualifications and experience of proposers, provide a detailed evaluation of the proposals, and assist you in selecting the best proposal/ESCO.
- ECG will supervise the successful ESCO in the preparation of an Energy Savings Plan and the development of the final scope of work to be performed, which will produce the largest and most dependable energy savings, incorporating energy conservation/renewable energy measures that are most important to you. ECG will then coordinate an independent third-party review of the Energy Savings Plan and review the final analysis to ensure understanding between all parties and compliance with legislation.
- ECG will assist you and your attorney in the preparation of the contract to retain the ESCO.
- ECG will advise you and/or your financial consultant on the appropriate financing terms to ensure proper timing of payments and no deficits throughout the term of the contract.
- ECG will prepare engineering plans, specifications, and applications for approval by all applicable agencies to ensure that all code, safety and operational requirements are addressed and that the project is completed safely and in compliance with your unique needs.
- ECG will review the bids received by the ESCO and the updated financial documents to ensure proper accounting of project costs.
- ECG will provide construction administration services to ensure that the project is completed in accordance with approved plans and specifications and the contract.
- ECG will review and approve a final project acceptance certificate and assist you in ensuring that all grants, aid, rebates and incentives have been applied for and received where applicable and required.
- ECG will, for a period of up to 3 years after completion of construction, assist you with evaluating actual energy savings realized by the Energy Performance Project. This will include coordination of a third-party review of the Monitoring & Verification (M&V) report, discussions and meetings with the ESCO, and the review of M&V procedures and related calculations. If the full amount of energy savings guaranteed by the ESCO is not achieved, ECG will assist you to recoup the deficit in said savings.