Saving Energy and Money for American Homes, Communities, Businesses, and Industries

The Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP) is part of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and supports DOE's mission to create greater energy affordability, security, and resiliency.

WIP’s mission is to enable strategic investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies through the use of innovative practices across the United States in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including state and local organizations and community-based non-profits.

WIP is made up of two programs focused on state and local governments—the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the State Energy Program (SEP)—and a team that develops and delivers targeted technical assistance and strategic initiatives to state and local governments. Learn more.

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—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—South Carolina Facilitates Energy Efficiency Financing for Public Buildings Reducing Costs to Taxpayers
September 26, 2018
With the help of a DOE State Energy Program competitive award, the South Carolina Energy Office created the Palmetto Energy Efficiency Retrofits.
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Energy Department Announces $5 Million for Energy Planning, Innovative Energy Practices, and Technical Assistance in 16 States
September 21, 2018
DOE announced approximately $5 million for 16 states to enhance energy security, advance state-led energy initiatives, and improve energy productivity
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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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EERE Success Story—Hawaii Creates a Tool to Better Identify Renewable Energy Siting Potential
June 5, 2018
Hawaii’s Renewable EnerGIS mapping tool provide renewable energy resource and site information for specific Hawaii locations.
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EERE Success Story—Idaho Leads by Example by Reducing Energy in Rural Communities
June 5, 2018
OEMR utilized Petroleum Violation Escrow funds under the authorization of the Energy Department’s State Energy Program.
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Expanded Electric Vehicle Access in the American West
March 5, 2018
An infrastructure that can support 20,000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids is now coming to the West.
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Ask an Energy Auditor: 5 Questions with Ethan Heslep, Community Housing Partners
February 26, 2018
Ethan Heslep has been an Energy Auditor with Community Housing Partners (CHP) Energy Solutions for the last eight years.
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Q&A with Virginia Castro: DOE Mission to Puerto Rico
January 17, 2018
When Virginia Castro returned from temporary assignment to Puerto Rico, she brought back memories and lessons that transformed her perspective.
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