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Save Energy Now State Partnerships

United States

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The U.S. Department of Energys (DOEs) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) conducts no-cost industrial energy assessments and trainings each year for manufacturers of all sizes. To effectively deliver this resource, ITP is expanding its reach through partnerships with states and utilities. These Save Energy Now State Partnerships allow state partners to work with ITP to offer energy assessments, trainings and other resources to a broad range of industrial companies in their state. ITP is partnering with states on communication and outreach because the states understand local issues and are best positioned to address local needs. ITP and its state partners are also developing coordinated publicity to further promote Save Energy Now assessments and training in new industries. ITP offers its state partners financial resources for implementing industrial-efficiency projects. ITP issued and awarded a solicitation for 96 state-level industrial energy assessments in 19 states in FY 2008; the results of the projects are reported on ITPs Web site. In FY 2009, ITP issued a solicitation and awarded 12 states to develop and deliver industrial energy-efficiency programmes that utilize Save Energy Now resources and contribute to a 2.5% reduction in industrial energy intensity. ITP awarded 11 additional states and five regional state projects through funding made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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