Virginia Energy Management Program (VEMP)
VEMP works to improve energy efficiency and lower energy procurement costs for state agencies and other public bodies. The Department of General Services is the Contracting Officer for all statewide energy contracts. VEMP is the Contract Administrator for electricity, demand response, natural gas, heating oil, and propane contracts. VEMP provides technical support for Performance Contracting.
Electricity contracts with Dominion Power and Appalachian Power are only available to state agencies and other authorized users.Performance contracting, natural gas, heating oil, propane, and demand response contracts are "all public bodies" contracts and are available to agencies and local governments. (demand response is a contract that provides payments to reduce electric load when the grid is congested).