Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESCO)

MAPC facilitated a group procurement to select and qualify a professional Energy Services Company (ESCO) to provide energy management services through a performance contracting model on behalf of participating entities.

Performance contracting is a creative financing mechanism that allows communities to use guaranteed energy cost savings over a 15-20 year period to pay for a bundle of energy saving, infrastructure renewing projects across a portfolio of buildings.

  • Deciding whether to pursue an ESCO performance contract? Check out presentations and the workshop summary from MAPC's Municipal Energy Efficiency Finance Workshop.

MAPC is currently collecting letters of interest for a regional ESCO solicitation to be issued in 2015. Interested parties should submit letters of interest to participate.

Download the program summary and the template letter of interest.

2011 ESCO procurement project

In 2011, MAPC facilitated a procurement process, with support from Peregrine Energy Group, for an ESCO to provide energy efficiency services to 14 participating municipalities across the region.

Ameresco, Inc. was selected as the winning vendor, making 14 cities and towns eligible to contract with them.

Additional resources


For more information on our ESCO projects, contact Ani Krishnan, Energy Planner, Clean Energy Division.