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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Manufacturing industry


Kentucky is a relatively industrialized state, with 44 percent of all energy consumption occurring in the industrial sector (compared to 33 percent for the U.S. as a whole).  Kentucky industries have the potential to save millions of dollars by adopting technologies and practices that improve energy efficiency, conserve resources and increase product yields.

The U.S. Department of Energy created the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to coordinate national efforts to improve industrial energy efficiency and environmental performance. AMO works with diverse partners that will help U.S. manufacturers succeed.  Support through AMO is available in the following areas:

  • Research and Development: cost-shared projects accelerate the development of technologies that can increase manufacturing efficiency, adaptability and competitiveness in high-value markets such as clean energy.
  • Technology Deployment: tools, training, resources and recognition programs available through AMO to build energy management capacity within supply chains. Use these resources to comply with requirements of the ISO 50001 standard and the Superior Energy Performance program.

The Cabinet for Economic Development has a number of programs to assist companies wanting to locate or expand in the Commonwealth.  We encourage you to contact the cabinet to see what incentives might apply to your business.