North Carolina

$280,000 in SEP Funding Helped Reduce Energy Consumption in State Owned Buildings

Initial DOE SEP funds

$1.3 million
In State appropriated funds leveraged

$30 million
Performance contracts leveraged

Jobs maintained during the year


In North Carolina, the State Energy Office, utilized an initial investment of $280,000 in SEP funding for the Utility Savings Initiative Program—that leveraged $1.3 million in state appropriated funds and $30 million in Performance Contracts and allowed 199 jobs in public and private entities to be maintained.   For last 12 years,  the successful Utility Savings Initiative Program has met and exceeded the goals to reduce energy consumption in state owned buildings by 30 percent by 2015 (2002-03 baseline) with a stretch goal to reduce energy consumption in 123 million square feet of buildings by at least 20 percent by 2020 (2008-09 baseline).

Contact Information for the North Carolina Energy Office