The Energy Department today announced the publication of the draft "Federal Renewable Energy Guide: Developing Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects at Federal Facilities Using Private Capital" in the Federal Register for industry and agency comment. This guide provides a project development framework to help federal agencies, private developers, and financiers coordinate on large-scale renewable energy projects that will help achieve federal renewable energy goals. The guide underscores the comprehensive efforts by the Energy Department to increase the deployment of clean, renewable energy that diversifies our nation's energy portfolio and boosts our energy security.

The guide is available on the Federal Register website and is open to public comment until July 2. The Federal Register Notice contains specific questions from the Energy Department for public consideration. Please e-mail comments to FEMPLargeREGuide@ee.doe.gov.

Beyond providing a development framework to speed the deployment of renewable energy, this guide is intended to be a general resource that will advance federal employees' understanding of project developer operations and improve industry's understanding of federal processes. Since the majority of the investment required to implement large-scale renewable energy projects will come from the private sector, this Guide has been organized to match federal processes with typical phases of commercial project development.

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy accelerates development and facilitates deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality. Learn more about how the Energy Department provides the services, tools, and expertise to federal agencies to help them achieve their federal energy management goals at the Federal Energy Management Program website.