DOE Announces Selections for SSL Technical Information Network

March 16, 2007

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pleased to announce two selections in response to Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-PS26-06NT42832 (Need Area #3 only), to support the development of a Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Technical Information Network. The Consortium for Energy Efficiency and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships have been selected to work with DOE to establish a network designed to increase awareness of SSL technology, performance, and appropriate applications in target markets.

The DOE SSL Technical Information Network will be comprised primarily of regional energy efficiency organizations and program sponsors, utilities, state and local energy offices, lighting trade groups, and others. The network will meet regularly to share information about SSL and to provide information to end-users such as retailers, builders, lighting contractors, building owners and managers, and consumers. Using technical information provided by DOE, the awardees will produce and distribute information and materials utilizing existing communication channels and energy efficiency programs.

The selections are detailed below (subject to negotiation):

Awardee: Consortium for Energy Efficiency, Inc.
Summary: The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) will produce and distribute the SSL technical information to the market, disseminating the latest information from the DOE SSL Technical Information Network. CEE will also facilitate deliberations by efficiency program administrators to incorporate SSL into their promotional efficiency program offering to their electric customers. This goal will be accomplished through the enhanced engagement and support of CEE members, including utilities, state energy offices, and energy efficiency organizations. For a complete listing of CEE members, visit: http://www.cee1.org/cee/members.php3.

Awardee: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Summary: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) will establish an information distribution network, working through existing communication channels and projects through which NEEP engages and informs the primary target audiences. NEEP will package and distribute SSL information, receive and distribute information to the target markets, and solicit and act on stakeholder feedback to optimize project effectiveness.

In addition to the awardees, DOE has received expressions of interest for voluntary participation in the network from numerous other organizations. These additional participants will not bear the same obligation for information dissemination as the two awardees listed above. More information on the Technical Information Network will be posted on this website in the coming months.