U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
OIT Times: 'Memoranda of Understanding' Formalize State, DOE Energy Efficiency Partnerships
September 21, 2001
The State Industries of the Future (IOF) strategy helps
deliver industrial energy efficiency technologies and best practices to
businesses and organizations at the state level. It helps OIT reach a great many more customers who
can not participate at the national level.
To help formalize the partnership, OIT and several of
its partner states have signed "Memoranda of Understanding." These provide a
framework for identifying and pursuing technology, research, development, demonstration, and outreach efforts that satisfy the
common goals of DOE and participating states.
The parties encourage collaborative relationships among
industry, academia, and national labs to evaluate, develop, and demonstrate
technologies that address the needs of a participating state industries
including energy and process efficiency, operational cost-effectiveness, and
environmental stewardship. The parties also provide informative outreach to potential partners about
the opportunities and benefits of the IOF program.
The memorandum does not create legal rights or
obligations by either party or obligate, commit or transfer funds. Either party may unilaterally withdraw from the agreement without penalty or legal
remedy. Seven states have signed MOU with DOE:
- New Hampshire
Additional MOU signings with Massachusetts, Wisconsin and West Virginia are
anticipated by yearend.