State and Regional
Industrial Energy Efficiency
Planning, Collaboration and Implementation
David Terry, Executive Director
National Association of State Energy Officials
Alliance to Save Energy
State & Utility Partnerships: Engaging American Manufacturers
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
About the National Association of State
Energy Officials (NASEO)
NASEO was formed by the governors in 1986.
NASEO is the only national organization whose membership
includes the governor-designated energy officials from each state
NASEO’s 56 State and Territory Energy Office members work on a
wide range of energy programs and policies with a focus on driving
private-sector economic development through support for
renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
NASEO operates a Regional Network Program, with seven
Regional Coordinators, to support states in program delivery and
to improve federal, state, and private sector collaboration.
State Energy Offices and the Federally Co-
Funded State Energy Program
Each of the 56 governor-designated State Energy Offices (SEOs)
operates energy efficiency and renewable energy programs
addressing opportunities in every sector of the economy.
SEOs invest over $3 billion annually of state-based funding (e.g.,
public benefit funds), as well as cost-shared federal funding from
the U.S. State Energy Program (SEP).
SEOs deployed over $3.2 billion in ARRA SEP funds this year with
more than $217 million dedicated to industrial efficiency and
manufacturing retooling projects and hundreds of millions more in
loan programs for industrial efficiency measures.
SOEs are close to constituents, understand in-state energy
resources and opportunities and are well-positioned to design and
deliver public-sector energy efficiency programs.
NASEO Industrial Efficiency Committee
Activities and State Priorities
Financing for Efficiency Improvements – Job Retention
Industrial Assessment Centers
Clean Energy Application Centers
Industrial Energy Efficiency R&D
State-based Save Energy Now Projects
DOE-EPA State Energy Efficiency Action Network
Superior Energy Performance
Best Practices (e.g. Compressed Air, Motors)
Success Stories - Manufacturing Retooling
NASEO coordinated 12 states to discuss model RFPs, DOE
Coordination was organic, conference calls were scheduled
based on the needs of participating states
Retooling forum fostered state-state relationships to help
states help themselves
States included: MD, VA, IL, WI, ID, MI, OH, IN, MN, FL &
As a results states like ID, which had already started retooling
process could help MD which was having trouble getting
Success Stories – STAC
Food Processors Efficiency Project
Four SEOs in the Northwest worked with universities, National
Labs, the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA),
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Del Monte Foods and others.
Goal: Improve access to information about energy and water
efficiency technologies for the NW food processing industry.
Regional network of stakeholders
Best practices portfolio of energy and process optimization
11 Best Practices workshops held for plant and facility staff
Emerging technologies resources for food processing industry
All information hosted on a web portal maintained by NWFPA
Success Stories – Alabama Save Energy
3-year DOE Save Energy Now (SEN) award for energy audits of
Alabama Energy Office (ADECA) is collaborating with the Alabama
Technology Network (ATN) and the Alabama Industrial
Assessment Center (AIAC) to provide energy and lean assessments
to manufacturers as one of the primary objectives of the program
Building partnerships with other agencies and companies allowed
ADECA to expand the scope of the project, saving energy, materials
10 plants assessed to date, with $425,000 in identified annual
Success Stories – Industries Of the Future
(IOF), West Virginia Assessment Program
Joint effort of West Virginia University’s Industrial Assessment
Center (IAC), and the West Virginia Energy Office
Provides assessments to companies ineligible for DOE’s national
IAC program due to the minimum energy consumption requirement
The team facilitates implementation of recommendations
QuadGraphics, Martinsburg WV, acting on the assessment
recommendations resulted in annual savings of $1.3 million per year
Steel of WV, Huntington, WV – Estimated savings of $888,241 per year
One project invested $10,280 in more efficient burners which
resulted in savings of $89,964 annually
Success Stories – Washington State
University Extension Energy Program
Washington State University (WSU) has provided assistance to the
state’s industries since the 1970’s.
Steady, predictable funding from DOE and the state’s own natural
gas settlement fund create stability.
WSU maintains stakeholders group, has on-site technical
assistance, and a diverse network of partners – creating value that
bring clients back and delivers energy saving results.
Tangible assets include: engineering technical assistance, energy
assessments, best practices trainings, financial support ($1.5
million in incentives for capital improvements), policy advocacy,
technology information resources.
Programmatic Trends, Needs and Outlook
Engaging Small and Medium Industries, in addition to major
industrial firms and energy users, is needed.
Opportunities exist for stronger linkage across RD&D with state
and federal leadership.
DOE, states, universities, and non-profits run a wide range of
industrial efficiency of programs that are individually effective, but
cross-program communication and coordination must be improved
to leverage resources and garner support.
NASEO’s Regional Network Program, operating across 7 regions,
encourages regional collaboration, peer exchange for program
development and design, and multi-state programs and projects.
Enabling public and private financing of efficiency advances is key.
NASEO State Energy Loan Fund (SELF)
The database focuses on revolving
loan funds which are self renewing
and provide a low-cost way to
implement self sustaining programs.
Contains Information on:
• Funding sources
• Fund size and focus
• Web links
• Contact information
NASEO Contact Information
David Terry, Executive Director: email@example.com
Industrial Program Staff
Bill Nesmith, Industrial Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Lin, Project Manager: email@example.com
Chad Woodworth, Research Analyst: firstname.lastname@example.org