Department of Energy Announces Funding for Energy Efficiency

Department of Energy Announces Funding for Energy Efficiency

Department of Energy Announces Funding for Energy Efficiency 2000 1125 Enabled Energy

On November 15, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it will begin accepting applications for $250 million in funding for energy efficiency upgrades, retrofits, and energy audits. The Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund Capitalization Grant Program will enable state energy offices to establish revolving loan funds for energy efficiency and clean energy projects in residential homes as well as commercial buildings like data centers. The overall goals are to:

  • Improve energy efficiency, physical comfort, and air quality of existing building infrastructure
  • Reduce energy intensity of existing buildings and facilities
  • Improve the control and management of energy usage during peak times

In a statement, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said, “Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective and easiest to deploy solutions we have to combat climate change and reduce energy costs.”

In order to be an eligible recipient of loans, grants, and/or technical assistance, commercial sub-sectors (including publicly and privately owned businesses) must meet specific requirements, which can be found in the program’s FAQs.

How can energy audits help your data center?

Comprehensive energy audits identify gaps in reliability, efficiency, capacity, and infrastructure. From these assessments, you’ll receive detailed reports with suggested adjustments to improve overall operations of your facility, which may include system upgrades and/or equipment retrofits. You’ll also get an estimate of projected savings, costs, and ROIs.

What kinds of upgrades and retrofits will make your data center more energy efficient?

Depending on the results of an energy audit, your facility may benefit from any of the following solutions:

  • Airflow Management
  • Containment
  • EC Fan Retrofits
  • Lighting Retrofits
  • VFD Retrofits
  • Controls Tune-Up
  • Water Loop Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Instrumentation Installation
  • Monitoring

Enabled Energy can help! Get in touch today to schedule your site audit and learn more about our recommissioning and retrofits solutions. | 303-761-9890

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