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Department of General Services, Office of Energy and Sustainability


Request for Energy Proposals

Purchase of Electricity from Solar Photovoltaic Systems Hosted on Montgomery County Facilities

solar panelsThe Montgomery County Department of General Services (DGS) is the custodian of County buildings and sites and is responsible for the ownership, operation,maintenance, management, utilities and leasing of County facilities.

Montgomery County is launching an effort to identify and install solar photovoltaic systems in and around Montgomery County facilities. The County is specifically seeking a third party to install, own, operate and finance solar projects hosted on County facilities.

Utility Incentives

Did you know that incentives are available, through the Pepco Commercial and Industrial Energy Savings Program, to reduce the costs of energy efficiency improvements?

Montgomery County staff involved in building design, construction, and maintenance meet monthly with Pepco program representatives to identify incentives that can help the County reduce the electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of public facilities.

NACO 2013 Achievement Award

Facilities Lighting Fixtures Energy Efficiency Upgrade and Operating & Maintenance Cost Reduction

AwardeesIn FY2010, due to the availability of USDOE energy efficiency fund ARRA, two projects were successfully implemented with measurable and verified results. Currently there are four (4) additional projects being implemented. Initially adopted under the banner of "energy saving and energy efficient operation of the County facilities", these changes have resulted in tremendous annual and permanent cost savings to the County citizens and tax-payers, significantly reducing the O&M costs of County facilities, improving safety and security, as well as boosting employees moral and agronomics.

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