The Oklahoma State Energy Office champions the cause of energy efficiency on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy. The office serves as a convener of ideas, organizations, business and private citizens to practice and identify new ways to use our energy resources wisely to power our homes, businesses, and transportation.
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce, through the Oklahoma State Energy Office, promotes the development of renewable energy by providing information, resources, and tools on this growing industry in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma State Energy Office receives congressionally appropriated funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to operate the State Energy Program (SEP). Funds are distributed according to a formula that depends on the state’s size, population, energy use, and other factors. Funding opportunities made available through the SEO varies depending upon this appropriation. In addition, the Oklahoma State Energy Office administers loan programs that fund projects to increase energy efficiency in buildings and vehicles.
Various incentives are available at both the federal level and the state level for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative fuel technology applications.
Utilization of alternative fuels for transportation use serves an important role for energy in Oklahoma.
Achieving energy efficiency in buildings across Oklahoma not only provides a financial savings to the occupants, but also an environmental benefit for all Oklahomans.