Oklahoma will use its Recovery Act SEP funding to advance building efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative fuel transportation projects throughout the state. These projects will encourage government, businesses, educational institutions, and residents to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Oklahoma will form partnerships with municipal and investor-owned utilities to implement new building efficiency programs, and conduct an advanced metering project that will reduce energy costs for businesses and residents. These projects will reduce Oklahoma's annual energy expenditures, create jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Oklahoma will provide funding to businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations for a wide range of activities including building energy efficiency, education, energy demand management, and renewable energy applications. Oklahoma will also put SEP funds toward alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure projects, which will save energy while improving air quality in communities. The state will invest SEP Recovery Act funds to convert vehicles and buses to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and provide equipment for CNG refueling stations. Oklahoma will also fund projects to address the need for training and outreach to develop a green jobs workforce. These projects will include public education, curriculum and certification development, and hands-on training for building efficiency and renewable energy.