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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

EERE Success Story—Low-Cost, High Yield with Automated Building Monitoring in Alaska
Since 2013, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has used a portion of its SEP formula funds to develop a building monitoring project – BMON.
July 3, 2018
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EERE Success Story—Idaho Leads by Example by Reducing Energy in Rural Communities
OEMR utilized Petroleum Violation Escrow funds under the authorization of the Energy Department’s State Energy Program.
June 5, 2018
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Expanded Electric Vehicle Access in the American West
An infrastructure that can support 20,000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids is now coming to the West.
March 5, 2018
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Here's How 4 States are Preparing for Hurricane Season
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is well under way and these 4 states are getting ready with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
August 24, 2017
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3 Ways Hawaii is Becoming More Energy Efficient
Hawaii is making significant progress on energy efficiency. By 2030, the Aloha State wants to decrease its electricity consumption statewide by 30%.
July 17, 2017
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The Power of Energy Savings Peformance Contracts
March 2, 2017

McKinley County, New Mexico cut energy costs by joining a pilot program, LEEP (Local Energy Efficiency Performance), launched by the state with...

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Minnesota Increasing Building Efficiency with Proven ESPC Model
January 4, 2017

One of America’s coldest states on average is dramatically cutting its #energy costs in public buildings with funding support from the Energy...

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Energy Department Helping Arizona Conserve Energy at Water Resource Recovery Facilities
December 1, 2016

Funding support from the Energy Department's State Energy Program is being used by some states to retrofit water treatment facilities and...

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Creating Jobs in Home Efficiency
October 31, 2016

Over the last 40 years, the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program has helped weatherize more than 7 million homes, helping to...

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Weatherization Assistance Program Sets Gold Standard for Home Performance Industry
October 27, 2016

The Energy Department is joining weatherization organizations across the U.S. who've used federal government funding to weatherize low-income homes...

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