U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

DOE Announces Save Energy Now Solicitation for State, Local, and Regional Projects

August 21, 2008

DOE's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) has issued a new funding opportunity to engage state-level organizations as key partners in its Save Energy Now effort, ITP's national initiative to drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy use in 10 years. Up to $9,500,000 total funding is available through this solicitation over 3 years; awards will range from $100,000 to $300,000 per year.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage development and implementation of industrial energy efficiency programs at the local, state, or regional level. Successful applications will identify a project team of key partners, which could include:

  • State energy offices
  • Utilities with industrial energy efficiency programs or incentives
  • Universities with industrial energy efficiency research efforts or Industrial Assessment Centers
  • CHP Regional Application Centers
  • NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnerships
  • State/local/regional industrial energy efficiency organizations
  • Local government entities that have energy efficiency missions.  

Applicants should propose activities that identify ways to save energy in industry, and also facilitate and create new opportunities to realize these savings through implementation. Possible activities include:

  • Local training centers
  • Energy assessments
  • Technology demonstrations
  • Commercialization of emerging technologies
  • Project implementation
  • Piloting the ANSI-Accredited Plant Certification.

Applicants are requested to submit a letter of intent by September 15, 2008; applications are due October 16, 2008.

For details and to apply, visit the ITP Active Solicitations Web site.