Onsite Energy

What is the Onsite Energy Program?

The Onsite Energy Program is a new initiative to provide technical assistance for industrial facilities and other large energy users to increase the adoption of onsite clean energy technologies.

Technologies include but are not limited to:

  • battery storage
  • combined heat and power (CHP)
  • district energy
  • fuel cells
  • geothermal
  • industrial heat pumps
  • renewable fuels
  • solar photovoltaics
  • solar thermal
  • thermal storage
  • wind power

Technical Assistance Partnerships

The Department of Energy (DOE) will be establishing in 2024 ten Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP), with regional and technical expertise across the country. Learn more about the new TAPs.

Why is Onsite Energy Important?

By generating and storing electricity and heat directly at their own facilities, manufacturers can save money, reduce uncertainty associated with fuel prices, and gain greater control over the availability of clean energy and how it gets integrated into their processes. Many onsite energy technologies save energy and reduce operating costs by increasing efficiency and capturing usable energy that would otherwise be wasted.

Developing clean energy resources onsite can also help decarbonize industry. Clean onsite energy technologies can provide facility owners across the industrial sector with a practical option to reduce their emissions and dependence on fossil fuels, by generating electricity and heat from flexible, reliable, and affordable energy resources.

Additional Information

Contact onsiteenergy@ee.doe.gov for more information.

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