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BILing it in With New Guidance For State Energy Programs

  • 1.  BILing it in With New Guidance For State Energy Programs

    BPA Staff Member
    Posted 10-07-2022 09:06
    By Aditi Dalal 


    The landmark Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act (Act), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), aims to modernize and upgrade the national infrastructure by providing investments to tackle the climate crisis. Among other actions, BIL provides $500,000,000 for five years in funding for the State Energy Program (SEP) implemented by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It updates the SEP requirements to align with the goals of the BIL.

    The State Energy Program empowers states as decision-makers for creating program activities that meet their own specific energy goals and provides funding and technical assistance to tackle energy efficiency and affordability. The BIL adds to this funding, creating new requirements and recommendations for states to receive these formula-based allocations. State energy plans are due to the DOE on November 4, 2022. Let's take a look at new initiatives and requirements for the State Energy Program.

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    Macie Melendez
    Editor in Chief, Building Performance Journal
    Building Performance Association
    Moon Township PA
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