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The U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program (SEP) provides funding and technical assistance to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to enhance energy security, advance state-led energy initiatives, and maximize the benefits of decreasing energy waste. SEP emphasizes the state’s role as the decision maker and administrator for program activities within the state that are tailored to their unique resources, delivery capacity, and energy goals. Read SEP success stories from across the United States, access additional information on SEP's guidance and impacts, and find a contact for your state's energy office.

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Project Map
Browse summaries of state-led projects and programs and technical assistance resources in the WIP Office’s interactive, state-by-state map.
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Success Stories

Wisconsin Town Converts all Exterior Fixtures in Publicly Owned Buildings to LED
April 5, 2019
In 2010, using U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program funding, a group of communities in Southwest Wisconsin came together to create...
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Iowa Creates a Biomass Conversion Action Plan for State's Bioeconomy
March 21, 2019
Implementing a state energy plan can help ensure that a state is doing everything economically feasible to manage energy consumption and reduce energy
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EERE Success Story—Maryland Advances Energy Efficiency in State Building Portfolio
March 5, 2019
Maryland advances energy efficiency in state building portfolio.
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Rhode Island’s Clean Energy Industry Grows by 72% since 2014
February 19, 2019
The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources is Rhode Island’s leading state agency on energy policy and programs.
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EERE Success Story—DOE and Alaska Housing Finance Center Team Up to Help Rural Alaskan Communities Identify Energy Savings
January 28, 2019
DOE and Alaska Housing Finance Center team up to help rural Alaskan communities identify energy savings.
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EERE Success Story—Minnesota Offers Residents a Tip Sheet for Hiring Solar Installers
January 16, 2019
Part three of Minnesota's energy efforts to support its public entities and residents.
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EERE Success Story—Part 2 – The Proof is in the Savings
January 2, 2019
Part two of Minnesota’s energy efforts to support its public entities and residents.
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EERE Success Story—Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills
November 19, 2018
REVEAL engages with the real estate sector to educate and inform on the importance of efficiency in homes.
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EERE Success Story—Utah Launched Greenpower Electric Car Challenge to Engage Students in STEM
September 7, 2018
The Greenpower Electric Car Challenge is administered by Utah State University, in partnership with OED, Siemens, and Greenpower USA.
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EERE Success Story—Low-Cost, High Yield with Automated Building Monitoring in Alaska
July 3, 2018
Since 2013, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has used a portion of its SEP formula funds to develop a building monitoring project – BMON.
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