Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting Program

Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting Program

Energy Performance Contracting is a financing mechanism used to pay for energy efficiency improvements all at once that are then paid back through annual energy savings. The AEO provides technical assistance to public agencies, helping them navigate the process and ensuring that the service providers maintain the highest levels of quality. Furthermore, the AEO actively provides education and outreach on the components of Energy Performance Contracting, maintains contract documents, and sets industry standards for our Pre-Approved Energy Service Companies. For a detailed list of how the AEO-approved process works along with a checklist of important milestones and responsibilities, please look at the AEPC Program Manual.




AEPC Program Qualified Provider Request for Qualifications


Click here to obtain the Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting Program Request for Qualifications.

The purpose of this selection process is to create and maintain a list of qualified ESCOs state-wide as a means to implement comprehensive energy and water efficiency and capital improvement projects in existing buildings for state agencies and state funded institutions of higher education.  Additionally, the potential exists for the list to be used by municipal and/or other public entities should the program expand in the future. Firms intending to submit responses are advised to review the Guaranteed Energy Cost Savings Act, A.C.A. § 19-11-1201, the rules established by AEO to administer this program and all relevant program documents, which can be found at

The RFQ will be available on Friday, August 15, 2014 and may be obtained by visiting our website at and clicking on the “Government” tab and then the “Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting Program” link in on the side menu, via e-mail to or by calling (501) 682-7379. 

Sealed responses to the RFQ will be accepted until September15th at 3 p.m. CDT at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, 900 West Capitol, Suite 400, Little Rock, Arkansas.  A public opening of submissions will be held that same day and location at 3:30 p.m. CDT.

Program Documents:

1. AEPC Program Rules

2. AEPC Program Manual

3. AEPC Agency Memorandum of Understanding for Participation

4. AEPC Agency Invitation to Interview ESCO

5. AEPC Investment Grade Audit and Project Development Contract

6. AEPC Energy Performance Contract

7. AEPC Commissioning Guidelines

8. AEPC Measurement and Verification Guidelines.