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The Department for Energy Development and Independence's mission is to improve the quality and security of life for all Kentuckians by creating efficient, sustainable energy solutions and strategies; by protecting the environment; and by creating a base for strong economic growth. This mission helps increase our use of renewable energy sources; improve energy efficiency, develop cleaner methods to utilize our fossil energy resources, diversify our electricity and transportation energy portfolios; and more fully integrate our agriculture and energy economies.

Visit each division's Web pages to learn more about Kentucky's energy initiatives:

Our whitepaper "The Vulnerability of the U.S. Economy to Electricity Price Increases" evaluates the degree to which low electricity costs are a catalyst for economic growth. This paper concludes that a 10 percent increase in the real price of electricity nationally would be associated with the loss of more than 1 million jobs and $142 billion annually from the American economy.​​​​​​​​
Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership Award
The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI), is currently seeking nominations for the Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership Award that will be presented at the Governors Conference on Energy and the Environment in October. This award recognizes energy leaders who have had a tremendous impact on the Commonwealth.  These progressive leaders have inspired others to save energy and/or to utilize alternative energy resources.  DEDI is seeking nominations for a person, company or organization that has made great strides in conserving energy, improving energy efficiency, and/or finding alternative energy sources in Kentucky.  To nominate please complete the form below and send to Susie Paul via email at or via mail to Susie Paul; 300 Sower Blvd. 3rd Fl SW; Frankfort, Ky. 40601. Deadline to nominate is August 1, 2018.