State Energy Office (SEO)
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP) provides funding and technical assistance to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to enhance energy security, advance state-led energy initiatives, and maximize the benefits of decreasing energy waste. TDEC’s Office of Energy Programs (OEP) serves as the Governor-designated State Energy Office (SEO) for the State of Tennessee. OEP champions energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy assurance, and the use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies across the state, which, in turn, strengthens energy resiliency, sustains environmental well-being, and stimulates economic development. For more information regarding SEP, please visit U.S. DOE’s website on the program.
OEP also stays abreast of national and state-level energy activities through active and engaged participation in the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO). NASEO is a non-profit association for governor-designated energy officials from each of the 56 states and territories. NASEO facilitates peer learning among state energy officials, serves as an informational resource for state energy offices, and advocates for the interests of state energy offices to Congress and federal agencies. For more information on NASEO and its activities, click here.
Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-3-708(9) requires the Office of Energy Programs (OEP) to prepare an annual report to be submitted to the Governor, the Speakers of the Senate and House of Representatives, and the Chair of the Senate and House Committees on government operations, energy, and conservation, or their successor committees. The report for Program Year 2016 may be accessed here.
Should you have an energy-related inquiry, please contact TDEC OEP on our toll-free Energy Hotline at (615) 741-5524 or 1-800-342-1340.