CEE is a partner in U.S. Dept of Energy State Energy Program grant

Aug 24, 2016

The State Energy Program (SEP) of the U.S. Energy Department has announced $5 million in funding to 16 states to advance innovative approaches for local clean energy development that will reduce energy bills for American families and businesses, protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions, and increase our nation’s energy security.

In partnership with CEE and GDS Associates, the Minnesota Department of Commerce will receive a DOE investment of $220,240 to address supply side efficiency opportunities in the electric generation sector — specifically Electric Utility Infrastructure (EUI) measures, including transmission efficiency and voltage regulation, which may have significant potential for energy savings and emission reductions. Potential positive impacts include increased EUI efficiency through decreasing conversion losses, improving plant operations and mitigating transmission and distribution losses throughout Minnesota’s electric grid. CEE's project role will focus on stakeholder engagement.

The State Energy Program (SEP) annually selects a number of states for competitive funds to advance innovative approaches for local clean energy development that will reduce energy bills for American families and businesses, protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions, and increase energy security. 

Read the DOE's full news release