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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009


The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources received direct allocations of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for the State Energy Program, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and the State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.

 

EmPower Louisiana Website 

 

The Empower Dashboard

The Empower Dashboard details the State Energy Program (SEP) and Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009(ARRA).  The Dashboard provides a visual representation of project location (including address, parish, senate district, and house district), as well as tabular information about Job Creation, Energy Savings, Renewable Energy Generation and other facts about the completed projects. Empower Dashboard is free and open to everyone.

 

The programs listed on this page are funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. For more information on the act, click here.

 

 

ARRA State Energy Program

 

Louisiana received $71 million in funding to address energy priorities and funding to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

 

ARRA State Energy Program (ARRA SEP)
Information about programs developed under the ARRA State Energy Program

 

ARRA SEP Program Summary Report

Final report prepared by CB&I - March 2013

 

 

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

 

The purpose of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program was to assist local governments in creating and implementing strategies to: reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and, to the maximum extent practicable, maximizes benefits for local and regional communities; reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities; and improve energy efficiency in the building sector, the transportation sector, and other appropriate sectors.

 

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) developed the EECBG program to provide funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for municipalities and parishes. In total, DNR utilized $13,773,530.24 in EECBG funding, including $12,626,924.31 reimbursed to eligible parishes. This funding was authorized as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

 

Results of the Empower Louisiana Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

The program was able to reduce annual electrical utility loads in the state by 25,600 Million Btu and associated greenhouse gas emissions by an equivalent of 4,000 million tons of CO2

  

ARRA EECBG Program Summary Report

Final report prepared by CB&I - March 2013

 

 

Energy Assurance

 

The State of Louisiana received a grant from DOE under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) State and Local Energy Assurance Program (SLEAP) to develop new or refine existing energy assurance and emergency preparedness plans.

 

Energy Assurance Plan - May 2012

This document describes the current state of the Louisiana energy profile, discusses the major threat of hurricanes to that profile, and discusses the various plans and procedures the state has implemented to mitigate, respond to, and recover from, events which impact the energy profile, particularly those processes whose purpose is to ensure electricity and fuel during and immediately after these events.

 

Energy Assurance

September 2012 Newsletter Article

 

 

Save Energy Now

 

The Louisiana Department of Natural applied for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Save Energy Now funding on behalf of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  DNR received $344,293 under the program.  With the funding, ULL’s Louisiana Industrial Assessment Center provided 20 one-day energy assessments, 5 corporate energy management plans, and 4 workshops on reducing energy costs.  The program identified 40.6 Trillion Btu in savings that could be realized by participating plants.  These plants subsequently implemented improvements expected to save a total of 24.38 Trillion Btu, a reduction of more than 2.5% of Louisiana’s annual industrial energy consumption.