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State Energy Program. Michele M. Farris, P.E., CEM State Energy Manager. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Signed into law February 17, 2009 Authorized $36.71 billion to the Department of Energy Objectives of the Act Job creation, preservation and economic recovery.

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State energy program

State Energy Program

Michele M. Farris, P.E., CEM

State Energy Manager


American recovery and reinvestment act

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • Signed into law February 17, 2009

  • Authorized $36.71 billion to the Department of Energy

  • Objectives of the Act

    • Job creation, preservation and economic recovery


Arra special terms and conditions

ARRA Special Terms and Conditions

  • Governor’s Assurance

    • De-couple utility rates

    • Adopt building codes

    • Prioritize grants toward funding energy efficiency and renewable energy programs

  • Reporting, tracking and segregation of costs

  • Reporting on job creation and preservation

  • Ensure that iron, steel and manufactured goods are produced in the US

  • Ensure wage rates are comparable to those prevailing on projects of a similar character (Davis Bacon)

  • Funds obligated by 9-30-2010 expended 3-31-2012


Energy efficiency renewable energy

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

  • State Energy Program Grant Opportunities

    • PY 2009 Formula Award.

    • 2009 ARRA Formula Grants.

    • Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)

    • State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP)

  • The ARRA Act Authorized $16.8 billion to EERE

    • PY 09 Formula award $25 million (SD $165,000)

    • ARRA SEP $3.069 billion (SD $23,709,000)

    • EECBG $2.8 billion (SD $13,167,500)

    • Appliance Rebates $300 million (SD $772,000)


Goals of state energy program

Goals of State Energy Program

  • Increase energy efficiency to reduce energy costs and consumption for consumers, businesses and government.

  • Reduce reliance on imported energy

  • Improve the reliability of electricity and fuel supply and the delivery of energy services.

  • Reduce the impacts of energy production and use on the environment.


Py 2009 sep

PY 2009 SEP

  • Funds awarded July 1, 2009

  • Energy Efficient Government Buildings

    • $1,782,314

  • Energy Loan

    • $4,187,892


Arra sep

ARRA SEP

  • Funds awarded June 24, 2009

    • Contain NEPA contingency

  • ARRA Energy Efficient Government-Buildings

    • $3,000,000

  • ARRA Revolving Energy Loan

    • $20,495,755


Py 2009 and arra sep

PY 2009 and ARRA SEP

  • Funds allocated for state owned facilities

    • Statewide Energy Audit

    • Installation of ethanol fueling pumps at 3 fleet locations (SF, Rapid, Pierre)

    • Building retrofits

  • Projects managed by Office of State Engineer

  • Revised contract language to reflect ARRA requirements


Energy efficiency conservation block grant

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant

  • State has not received award

  • 10 most populous cities and counties receive direct grant from DOE

    • Cities

      • Aberdeen ($107,900)Watertown ($90,800)

      • Brookings ($87,600)Yankton ($61,600)

      • Huron ($50,000)

      • Mitchell ($65,200)

      • Pierre ($61,700)

      • Rapid City ($649,900)

      • Sioux Falls ($1,513,600)

      • Vermillion ($50,000)


Energy efficiency conservation block grant1

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant

  • 10 most populous cities and counties receive direct grant from DOE

    • Counties

      • Brown ($50,000)Todd ($50,000)

      • Lake ($50,000)Union ($64,800)

      • Lawrence ($99,200)

      • Lincoln ($110,700)

      • Meade ($97,200)

      • Minnehaha ($129,300)

      • Pennington ($125,800)

      • Shannon ($58,700)


Energy efficiency conservation block grant2

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant

  • SEO must provide 60% ($6,562,460) of award to local governments not directly funded by DOE

  • Remaining 40% ($3,188,306) stays in SEP

    • public and private sector

    • K-12 and technical schools

    • non-profit community based programs

    • non funded local governments

  • Zero interest loans


Energy efficiency conservation block grant3

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant

  • Project Criteria

    • competitive basis

    • simple payback

    • energy savings

    • job creation/retention

    • sustainability of the project

    • community benefit

    • local fund participation


State energy efficient appliance rebate program

State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

  • State allocated $772,000

  • Initial application submitted August 14, 2009

  • State plan due no later than October 15, 2009

  • Funds must be expended by February 2012

  • Rebates for ENERGY STAR Appliances

  • Rebates for residential consumers


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