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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 — A Trained Workforce in Georgia is Reducing Building Energy Use and Yielding Cost Savings
September 23, 2019
EERE helps educates and trains American workers and equip the future workforce with skills to succeed in a modern economy.
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EERE Success Story — New Mexico’s Forestry Division Saves Money by Switching to Solar
September 12, 2019
New Mexico’s Forestry Division installed a 10.3kW PV system and battery storage to help maintain Cimarron District Office ops during wildfires,
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EERE Success Story — Eliminating Energy Waste in the Heartland: Clarifying the CHP Permitting Process in Iowa
August 19, 2019
Learn how Iowa is streamlining the permitting process for combined heat and power systems.
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EERE Success Story — New Mexico’s Six Step Cycle for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
July 30, 2019
EERE's State Energy Program sponsored New Mexico’s creation of a six-step program to improve energy efficiency in General Service Buildings.
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EERE Success Story— Energy Restoration and Building Resiliency in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
July 17, 2019
Energy Restoration and Building Resiliency in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
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EERE Success Story—Washington State Increases Energy Savings Performance Contract Projects through an Energy Performance Management Strategy
June 19, 2019
EERE’s State Energy Program, Washington State agencies have improved benchmarking compliance from 17% to 72% in less than two years.
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EERE Success Story—Energy Efficiency Site Assessments Provide Energy Savings for Pennsylvania Companies
June 10, 2019
EERE’s State Energy Office experts find annual energy (320,000 kWh) and cost ($39K) savings potential at U.S. Silica in Pennsylvania.
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EERE Success Story—Montana Helps Increase Energy Efficiency in K-12 Schools
May 29, 2019
MTSEP launched the SMART Schools Challenge, a friendly competition to help school districts reduce energy and save money.
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EERE Success Story—Reducing Energy Costs in Kansas Food Markets and Grocery Stores
May 13, 2019
The Kansas State Energy Office, with an investment from the U.S. DOE's SEP, is helping to mitigate operating cost burdens for rural food markets.
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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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