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SEP 2013 Competitive Solicitation

The State Energy Program awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. Below is a list of projects under three areas of interest: Advancing Industrial Energy Efficiency, Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action in States, and Retrofitting Public Buildings.

Area of Interest 1: Advancing Industrial Energy Efficiency

Recipient In Collaboration with Funding Title Description
Alabama Alagasco, PowerSouth, Redstone Energy Group, Manufacture Alabama, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, Alabama Industrial Energy Consumers. Federal Funding: $100,000
Cost Share: $23,294
Total Cost: $123,294
Advancing Industrial Energy Efficiency in Alabama This project will develop and implement a strong education and outreach plan, streamline permitting processes for industries, engage partners to investigate the implementation of combined heat and power (CHP) as an emergency energy assurance resource, and develop an updated action plan to advance industrial energy efficiency in the state.
Iowa Iowa Economic Dev. Authority,
Iowa Department of Natural Resources,
Midwest Clean Energy Application Center
Federal Funding: $78,371
Cost Share: $19,594
Total Cost: $97,965
Expanding Combined Heat and Power in Iowa This project will establish a working group to develop strategies for lowering "soft costs" associated with CHP. This includes reviewing potential opportunities to streamline the permitting process with a resulting "Resource Guide" to roadmap future projects. Workshops/webinars will be conducted and stakeholder feedback opportunities will be developed.
Kentucky University of Louisville, KPPC Federal Funding: $100,000
Cost Share: $20,000
Total Cost: $120,000
Advancing Industrial Energy Efficiency The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence, working with its partners, will foster the growing interest in CHP by developing and implementing an action plan that includes strategies that address the policy, regulatory, and market barriers that deter CHP in an effort to develop model CHP projects and ultimately increase the efficient use of energy resources.
Minnesota FVB, Inc., ACEEE, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, Ever-Green Energy (District energy-St Paul) Federal Funding: $99,722
Cost Match: $26,100
Total Cost: $125,822
Building Momentum for Regulatory Reform and Market Transformation to Increase Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in Minnesota This project will plan, coordinate, and execute a stakeholder engagement process that results in an action plan to guide policy makers, utilities, industries, and trade allies to reform the CHP regulatory framework and achieve market transformation in Minnesota.
Mississippi Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Innovate Mississippi Federal Funding: $100,000
Cost Share: $25,000
Total Cost: $125,000
Promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency and CHP in Mississippi through E3 This project will identify barriers (policy, regulatory, market, technology, workforce training) to improve industrial energy efficiency and CHP and develop strategies to address these barriers; promote awareness and knowledge of CHP in industry by developing and deploying a CHP workshop and industrial energy efficiency action plan; and continue to develop the Mississippi E3 (Economy, Energy, and Environment) program to promote industrial energy efficiency and CHP in Mississippi.
Oregon Pacific NW CHP TAP, Northwest Food Processors, Oregon Forest Industries Council, Energy Trust of Oregon, OR PUC, Northwest Natural Gas Federal Funding: $97,723
Cost Share: $19,546
Total Cost: $177,269
Advancing Combined Heat and Power in Oregon This project, a regional collaboration with the State of Washington, will build on existing CHP market assessments of the opportunities for and barriers to distributed generation; develop a dialog to address these barriers; engage stakeholders to develop sector specific action plans; and leverage and enhance the existing industrial collaborative and provide access to updated market, technology, and regulatory best practices.
Texas Geo-Technical Research Institute Federal Funding: $100,000
Cost Share: $62,500
Total Cost: $162,500
Texas Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power The State Energy Conservation Office will engage state, local, and private-sector actors to identify and address key barriers and solutions. Efforts will include working with stakeholders to identify barriers followed by the creation of a prioritized action plan to address those barriers.
Wisconsin Wisconsin Econ. Develop. Corp., WI Dept. of Natural Resources, WI Dept. of Ag., Trade & Consumer Protection, WI Public Service Commission, City of Madison, Focus on Energy and FOE Large User Program
Clean Tech Partners, DVO (digester designer),
Energy Center of Wisconsin, Clean Wisconsin
Federal Funding: $75,000
Cost Share: $15,000
Total Cost: $90,000
Turning Waste into Cash in Wisconsin This project will attempt to remove regulatory, market and utility barriers to industrial energy efficiency (IEE) and CHP, while creating a replicable and sustainable model by assembling an inclusive IEE and CHP stakeholder group to identify market and non-market barriers to deployment.
 
 

Area of Interest 2: Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action in States

Recipient In Collaboration with Funding Title Description
Arkansas Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Federal Funding: $500,000
Cost Share: $111,226
Total Cost: $611,226
Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action in Arkansas Arkansas will strive to strengthen policies and programs that will lead to enhanced utility investment in the Arkansas energy efficiency market utilizing demonstrated best practices and innovative approaches.
Mississippi Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Federal Funding: $500,000
Cost Share: $125,000
Total Cost: $625,000
Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action in Mississippi The Mississippi Development Authority, in partnership with the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, seeks to maximize utility and other demand side management potential by providing critical resources to support the establishment of a statewide energy savings goal of at least one percent through utility energy efficiency programs and other programs.
 
 

Area Of Interest 3: Retrofitting Public Buildings

Recipient In Collaboration with Funding Title Description
Iowa Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Main Street Program Federal Funding: $368,218
Cost Share: $92,055
Total Cost: $460,273
Sharing Resources to Drive Energy Efficiency Demand in Iowa's Main Street Iowa Communities Through a partnership with Main Street Iowa, the State Energy Office will create a program to share two Regional Energy Managers to work with 20 Main Street Iowa cities to stimulate demand for city-owned building energy efficiency projects. The Iowa Economic Development Authority will work with cities to develop financing options for energy efficiency projects.
Maryland Clean Energy Solutions, Inc.,
Enlightened Energy Consultants
Federal Funding: $370,230
Cost Share: $92,689
Total Cost: $462,919
Energy Performance Contracting Assistance Program (EPCAP) This project consists of an outreach and technical support program to educate local governments and public housing authorities and to facilitate energy performance contracting.
Massachusetts Mass. Leading by Example Program, Mass. Division of Capital Assets Management and Maintenance Federal Funding: $283,530
Cost Share: $500,000
Total Cost: $783,530
Commonwealth Facility Fund for Energy Efficiency (CoFFEE) This project is an innovative approach to financing and implementing small and medium scale energy efficiency projects to achieve significant energy reductions across more than 3,000 state buildings through the establishment of revolving loan fund.
South Carolina Division of General Services, Office of the State Engineer, Office of School Facilities, SC Clean Energy Business Alliance
Palmetto Green Schools, SC Chapter of US Green Building Council
Federal Funding: $250,826
Cost Share: $500,000
Total Cost: $750,826
Palmetto Energy Efficient Retrofits (PEER) PEER will create a marketing effort designed to make the fiscal case for retrofits and will assist State agencies with needs assessments and the procurement processes necessary to develop a performance contract or loan application.
Tennessee Clean Energy Solutions, Inc., Tenn. Assoc. of Housing and Redevelopment, Knoxville Community Development Corp, TVA, Metro., Government of Nashville and Davidson County Federal Funding: $426,644
Cost Share: $85,329
Total Cost: $511,973
Stimulating Energy Investments in Hard-to-Reach Public Sectors: Small Towns and Public Housing Authorities The project will conduct educational outreach to local government and public housing authority leaders and provide technical assistance services to individual communities and housing authorities to implement energy efficiency/renewable energy projects.
Wisconsin WI Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, WI Energy Independent Communities, Local Governments, K-12 Schools, Energy Service Companies Federal Funding: $400,000
Cost Share: $80,000
Total Cost: $480,000
Driving Demand for Public Facility Retrofits with the Municipal Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Pilot Program The project will focus on planning for and preparing to execute a statewide municipal technical assistance program as a way to drive demand for performance contracting, and improve and deepen energy usage data collection through annual reporting of energy use baselines.
 
 

Area of Interest 4: Clean Energy Economic Opportunity Roadmaps

Recipient In Collaboration with Topic Area Funding Title Description
Michigan Ohio State Energy Office; NextEnergy; NorTech Area of Interest 4 – Clean-Energy Economic Opportunity Roadmaps will assist States with
regional clean-energy economic strategic planning. Roadmaps are intended to help economic development stakeholders to coordinate, prioritize, and risk-assess their efforts to foster sustainably competitive, private-sector capacity in clean-energy manufacturing and services.
Regions are geographic areas and need not be contiguous or defined by political boundaries.
States are encouraged to partner.
Federal Funding: $400,000
Cost Match: $302,500
Total Cost: $702,500
Michigan-Northeastern Ohio Regional Clean Energy Roadmap Project The Michigan and Ohio State Energy Offices and their partners will develop asset maps, supply/value chain analysis and technology roadmaps for energy efficient building technology; develop technology roadmaps for clean energy manufacturing; and convene stakeholder, company and expert events to identify opportunities and barriers.
North Carolina North Carolina State Energy Office; Southern Growth Policies Board; North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association; North Carolina Solar Center; Georgia Environmental Finance Authority; Virginia Dept. of Mines, Minerals and Energy Area of Interest 4 – Clean-Energy Economic Opportunity Roadmaps will assist States with
regional clean-energy economic strategic planning. Roadmaps are intended to help economic development stakeholders to coordinate, prioritize, and risk-assess their efforts to foster sustainably competitive, private-sector capacity in clean-energy manufacturing and services.
Regions are geographic areas and need not be contiguous or defined by political boundaries.
States are encouraged to partner.
Federal Funding: $395,670
Cost Match: $105,500
Total Cost: $501,170
Clean Energy Manufacturing and Services State and Regional Roadmaps for the Southeast The Southeast Clean Energy Consortium will produce state and regional roadmaps to help economic development stakeholders across a four-state region coordinate, prioritize and risk-assess their efforts to foster sustainably competitive, private-sector capacity in clean energy manufacturing and services.
Washington Oregon Department of Energy Area of Interest 4 – Clean-Energy Economic Opportunity Roadmaps will assist States with
regional clean-energy economic strategic planning. Roadmaps are intended to help economic development stakeholders to coordinate, prioritize, and risk-assess their efforts to foster sustainably competitive, private-sector capacity in clean-energy manufacturing and services.
Regions are geographic areas and need not be contiguous or defined by political boundaries.
States are encouraged to partner.
Federal Funding: $264,247
Cost Match: $60,000
Total Cost: $324,247
Growing Washington's Clean Energy Value Chain Washington will complete a detailed roadmap for the state's clean energy sector, leveraging case studies and lessons learned from its partner, the Oregon Department of Energy. The roadmap will provide the framework for economic development goal setting, action planning, and implementation.