Is an annual source of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. The program goal is to improve the reliability and maintain the affordability of energy supplies available to Nevada residents and businesses. The SEP Formula Grant is used to fund and promote energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects throughout Nevada.
Governor’s Office of Energy was awarded $345,320 in Program Year 2015 / Fiscal Year 2016, and $414,516 in Program Year 2015 / Fiscal Year 2017. The State of Nevada is required to provide a 20% match.
Meets requirements for NRS 701.190 (1a)(1b)(2d1)(2d2).
2012 IECC Trainings
In 2016, GOE used SEP funds to sponsor 2012 International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC) training in Las Vegas, Reno, and Fernley. The training attracted residential builders and contractors who learned about design and construction requirements for energy efficiency.
Nevada Electric Highway
In 2016, SEP funds helped finance construction of Nevada Electric Highway charging stations in Beatty and Fallon. The Nevada Electric Highway will provide owners of extended range EVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles the ability to reliably drive and charge their vehicles between southern and northern Nevada’s major population centers in Clark and Washoe counties.
Panaca Community Solar Project
In 2015, Lincoln County Power District No. 1 received $12,000 to help build Nevada's first community solar project near the town of Panaca in east-central Nevada. The project has an annual generating capacity of 90 kW and reduces the amount of electricity annually purchased on the open market.
Elgin School House State Historic Site
In 2015, a historic one-room schoolhouse in Lincoln County received $3,600 to install batteries capable of storing energy from the school’s four kilowatt (kW) solar system. The power is used at night for lighting and security of the schoolhouse.
Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
In 2015, this 1,540-acre park in northwestern Nye County was
awarded $22,000 to install a six kW solar lighting system in the Fossil House.
This provides better illumination of the park’s star attraction, the
largest known Ichthyosaur fossil ever found.
Beaver Dam State Park
In 2015, this 2,400-acre mountain
park on the Nevada-Utah border was given
$7,000 to install batteries capable of storing energy generated by an eight
kW solar system. This ensures a more reliable energy source for campgrounds
and other facilities.
Lincoln County Streetlights
In 2014, the towns of Alamo and Panaca installed energy efficient streetlights thanks to
a $25,000 grant awarded to Lincoln County Power District No. 1, which
provides electric power in east-central Nevada.