Federal Agency Technical Assistance
NREL supports various federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Defense, and others by providing technical and project assistance, training, and resources to help meet and exceed energy and environmental targets.
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U.S. Department of Energy
As a DOE laboratory, NREL works hand-in-hand with the department to help shape, execute, and evaluate several DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy deployment programs designed to solve a particular set of market barriers for implementing technologies. These programs include:
- Alternative Fuels Data Center
- Clean Cities
- Federal Energy Management Program
- Solar Decathlon
- Sustainable Federal Fleets
- Wind Powering America.
U.S. Department of Defense
NREL actively supports the U.S. Army Net Zero Energy Installation initiative, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense and other military facilities in achieving strategic energy goals surrounding energy security and sustainability. Learn more about NREL's Department of Defense Energy Programs and the technical assistance we provide to military installations.
Other Federal Agency Support
NREL also provides project support, energy assessments, analysis, and more to other federal agencies to help meet energy efficiency and renewable energy goals. Learn more about the other federal agencies we support.
For more information on NREL's work with federal agencies, contact us.
Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST)
Economic cash flow model for assessing projects, designing cost-based incentives, and evaluating the impact of tax incentives or other support structures.
BEPTC™ and SROPTTC™ Project Development Model
Evaluate the risks and investment decisions required for successful renewable energy project development.