Technical Assistance

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offer direct policy and technical assistance to state and local governments that provide low-cost, reliable energy to their communities through energy efficiency. Available technical assistance includes:

DOE's Office of Electricity's State and Regional Electricity Policy Assistance Program »

Provides assistance on an as-requested basis on any state or regional electricity policy topic, including ratepayer-funded energy efficiency.

DOE's Building Energy Codes Program State-Level Technical Assistance »

Provides assistance to state and local governments on building energy codes, policy adoption, compli­ance, training, analysis, and software support.

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Clean Energy Application Centers »

Promote combined heat and power, waste heat recovery, and other clean energy technologies and practices and offer regional assistance for specific projects throughout the United States.

EPA's State Climate and Energy Program »

Helps states develop policies and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy costs, improve air quality and public health, and achieve economic development goals.

DOE's State Energy Program – Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action »

Provides support to states through award funds and technical assistance on ground-level development of policies and programs that will aggressively reduce energy use through cost-effective energy efficiency, and bring the state to have similar levels of annual savings from energy efficiency as today's leading states.

DOE's Better Buildings Challenge »

Supports state and local leaders who commit to creating an organization-wide energy savings goal and achieving it within 2 to 5 years through energy efficiency. DOE and other federal partners provide technical assistance and best practice implementation models to help Challenge partners achieve their pledge.

More Information

For more information or questions related to technical assistance for state and local governments, please contact Johanna Zetterberg, SEE Action Network Coordinator.