The State Energy Program's (SEP) mission is to promote energy conservation and efficiency, and reduce the rate of growth of energy demand by developing and implementing a comprehensive state energy plan supported by Federal financial and technical assistance. The SEP provides a range of energy conservation related programs, including energy education, buildings, electric power and renewable energy, and transportation.
Some services are directly provided, while other services are provided under contract, such as workshops and demonstration projects. The Division of Community Services contracts with a number of professional organizations, educational institutions, and others to provide these services. Various mechanical engineering services are also provided related to energy use within state facilities.
The Division of Community Services partners with North Dakota State University to provide a variety of publications related to energy conservation topics. The Department of Energy's Publication and Product Library also has a variety of resources. We also partnered with EERC to enable North Dakota households to be able to calculate their carbon footprint.
The program receives formula funds from the Department of Energy. The budget varies each year. For the 2016 program year, the total budget was $346,932. The program year runs from July to June of the following year. In order to be considered, applications or letters of intent must be received by March 1st. Applications may be submitted throughout the year, but depending on the availability of funds, they may not be considered for funding until the next program year.
For information about the program, contact Lori Nitsch, Program Manager.