State Energy Programs for Industry and Manufacturing Database

Through targeted programs and supporting activities, state governments can foster a thriving private sector, equip manufacturers to capture efficiency and productivity gains, and ensure continued economic growth. States' long-standing economic development priorities have taken on renewed urgency, and current efforts at the state level are significantly focused on the manufacturing sector.Through a comprehensive review of all 56 State and Territory Energy Offices (SEOs), the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) systematically captured a snapshot of state industrial energy efficiency and clean energy programs underway, which is outlined in greater detail in the following report. Of the 56 SEOs in the United States, more than 35 administer energy programs for manufacturers and the industrial sector. The diversity of programs available is a testament to the states as laboratories of innovation that are responsive to the unique needs of their local communities and industries. States enable private sector companies to continue investing and growing through loan programs, incentives and grants coupled with technical assistance, project management support, and free or subsidized audits and assessments to empower companies to improve energy efficiency and productivity in their facilities. To maximize the use of resources, the majority of these programs leverage other programs and activities administered by utilities, regional energy efficiency groups, U.S Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technology Program’s (ITP) initiatives such as Save Energy Now (SEN) and regional Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC), and the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).Total current energy efficiency investment available to the industrial sector through state energy offices amounts to over $870 million. Of that amount, state funds from systems benefit charges, state appropriations, proceeds from greenhouse gas credit sales, and public bond financing initiatives accounts for $456 million. The remainder of funding, around $345 million, comes from the federal government, and is invested by states according to priorities developed in partnership with the private sector and documented in their State Energy Program plans.

Date Posted: 11/1/2012