SEP Funds Used for Industrial Energy Efficiency Program Will Save $1.6 Million in Energy Costs

In SEP funds leveraged
In resulting energy efficiency projects

$1.6 million
In expected savings from projects over five years

Employees with improved working conditions


In Mississippi, the State Energy Office, the Energy & Natural Resources Division (ENRD), used SEP funds to launch a new grant program aimed at improving energy efficiency in the manufacturing sector in Mississippi. The Mississippi Industrial Energy Efficiency Program (MIEEP) grants were made available in October 2018 and seven projects were awarded. Each awardee completed an ASHRAE Level II energy audit and the state provided cost share for these audits. These projects are expected to save $1.6 million over five years with companies saving 6% in energy costs on average each year. Projects implemented through MIEEP have resulted in improved working conditions for approximately 1,800 employees across a wide variety of manufacturers in Mississippi, including catfish processing and HVAC component production. Projects include lighting upgrades, compressed air system replacements and building envelope improvements that cover nearly 1.43 million square feet of manufacturing space. The funding announcement was released as a 50:50 cost-share grant; however, $280,250 in SEP funds have resulted in $657,300 worth of energy efficiency projects. The ENRD has set up each project location in the Energy Star Portfolio Manager platform to facilitate tracking of energy savings.

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