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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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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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News & Blogs

Department of Energy Selects Seven State and Local Governments to Establish “Proving Grounds” for Advanced Building Technologies
January 20, 2021
DOE selects two state energy offices, four local governments, and a State Judicial Council to install and evaluate promising building technologies.
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EERE Success Story – Kaiser Permanente’s Silver Spring Data Center Upgrades
September 17, 2020
Kaiser Permanente received a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration Data Center Energy Efficiency Program to upgrade data centers.
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Beyond Efficiency: The Benefits of High-Impact Buildings Technologies in the Public Sector
June 26, 2020
EERE recently launched new initiatives focused on technology field validation, the testing of near-commercial-ready technologies.
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Department of Energy Releases New Funding Opportunity to Validate Novel Building Technology Performance with State, Local and Tribal Gove...
June 26, 2020
EERE announced a new competitive FOA that provides up to $10 million to validate novel building technology performance in public buildings.
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Expanding Efficiency in West Virginia’s Industrial Sector
May 12, 2020
Expanding Efficiency in West Virginia’s Industrial Sector
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Alaska Helps Remote Schools save Energy and Money with DOE Investment
May 1, 2020
DOE's EERE is helping to support energy-and-cost-saving projects in public facilities in rural Alaskan communities.
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North Carolina Upgrade and Save
April 9, 2020
With the help of the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, North Carolina is making ENERGY STAR upgrades.
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New Hampshire Seed Funds Help Advance Energy Efficiency in Small Town Schools
March 16, 2020
New Hampshire created the School Energy Efficiency Development Grant.
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North Carolina’s Roadmap to a Clean-Energy Market
March 4, 2020
With financial support from DOE, the state-led coalition worked to advance the southeastern clean-energy market in three phases.
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Southeastern States Plan for Emergency Response and Workforce Development
February 19, 2020
Eastern States Plan for Emergency Response and Workforce Development
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