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Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy

Air, Land & Energy

Energy & Assistance Division

State Energy Program

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

P.O. Box 98922|Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone (402) 471-2186|Toll Free (877) 253-2603

State Energy Program In Nebraska

At the national level, the State Energy Program (SEP) provides grants to states and directs funding to state energy offices from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). State's use grants to address their energy priorities and use the program funding to deploy emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

The State Energy Program in Nebraska embodies the spirit of Nebraska. Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy awards a federal grant to the Nebraska Energy Office, in an amount established by a national formula to provide information and financing to help address the state's energy issues.

Program Activities

Nebraska's federal SEP funds, combined with the required annual match of state funds, support a wide array of activities, which include:

  • administration, program planning, project and financial management, monitoring, compliance and reporting;
  • energy assurance planning, which includes emergency preparedness and energy shortage management;
  • public information activities, such as the agency's:
    • Annual Report, as well as the Annual Report Archive
    • The Nebraska Energy Quarterly, an electronic newsletter and its archive
    • Nebraska Energy Statistics; and
    • promote national information sources --
      • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
      • Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs
      • State Energy Program
  • financing energy efficiency improvements such as the Dollar and Energy Saving Loans;
  • residential energy efficiency, which includes supporting the training on the Nebraska Energy Code; and
  • administration and management of SEP Special Projects in Nebraska