If your city needs equipment or building upgrades, but does not have the funding to complete these projects, they can look into the Guaranteed Energy Savings Program (GESP), administered by the Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER).
GESP is a technical assistance program provided by the state to complete Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) in public buildings. An ESPC is a service provided by a private company to identify, develop, finance, and install energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. These upgrades are paid for with future energy and operational savings that result from their implementation. Through GESP, the state helps the city through the ESPC process.
Some examples of what the state helps with include: