Are you a manufacturer or other large energy user looking to integrate new clean energy technologies at your facility?

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) new Onsite Energy Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAPs) can help industrial and other large energy users transition to clean energy, lower costs, reduce emissions, and increase resilience.

The Onsite Energy TAPs will help facilities across the nation integrate the latest onsite energy technologies by providing regionally specific, specialized services, including:

  • Technical Assistance: Screen sites for opportunities to implement onsite energy technologies and provide advanced services to maximize economic impact and reduce risk from initial screening, to installation, to operation and maintenance.
  • End User Engagement: Partner with organizations representing end-users to advance onsite energy as a cost-effective way to transition to a clean energy economy.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with strategic stakeholders, including utilities and policymakers, to identify and reduce barriers to onsite energy through fact-based, unbiased education.

The TAPs have expertise to advise on a wide variety of distributed technologies, including battery storage, combined heat and power, district energy, fuel cells, geothermal, industrial heat pumps, renewable fuels, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, thermal storage, and wind power. 

A map of the United States showing regions colored and labeled.

The Onsite Energy 10 regional TAPs cover all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

Graphic by the U.S. Department of Energy

By generating and storing electricity and heat directly at their own facilities, manufacturers can improve their resilience, operate with more flexibility, and reduce operating costs. When facilities increase their onsite energy, they reduce their dependence on energy utilities and are better able to manage outages and other reliability issues. With onsite energy, facilities can also decide to generate or purchase energy when it is most economical to do so.

DOE’s 10 Regional TAPs cover all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For more information visit IEDO's Onsite Energy TAPs webpage or download this fact sheet.

The Onsite Energy Program is overseen and funded by DOE’s Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office. The TAPs are also supported by a trio of DOE national laboratories (the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) with subject-matter expertise in onsite energy deployment.