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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Danny Van Metre stands beside his solar meters. Photo courtesy of GOAP

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, more commonly known as the stimulus plan, included $787 billion in funding distributed through federal and state agencies. Kentucky received $69 million for the energy sector. 

Governor Steve Beshear's energy plan provided Kentucky's Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) the direction and guidance to initiate and implement many programs and projects which transformed good ideas into highly successful projects and programs.  These activities connected with Kentucky's economic sectors to help create jobs, save energy, increase the production of alternative energy

Public-private partnerships across the Commonwealth have positively influenced our schools, homes, businesses, communities and government facilities to make a difference for a better energy future.

Click the blue links below to learn more about the ARRA-funded projects by DEDI:

Agriculture

  • Kentucky Farm Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Partnership
  • Kentucky Multi-County Collaborative Agriculture Energy Initiatives Program

Industrial and Commercial

  • Industrial Facilities Retrofit Showcase
  • Industrial/Commercial Sustainability Program
  • Save Energy Now

Residential

  • Kentucky Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program
  • Kentucky Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
  • Housing, Buildings and Construction Energy Efficiency Codes Training and Inspection

Schools and Education

  • Kentucky Energy Efficiency for Schools (KEEPS)
  • School Energy Managers Program
  • Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools Program
  • Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) program
  • Net-Zero Energy Schools
  • University of Kentucky High-Performance Sustainable Energy Research Laboratory

Smart Grid

  • Utility Smart Grid Initiative
  • Enhancing State Government Energy Assurance Capabilities and Planning for Smart Grid Resiliency

State and Local Government

  • Small Cities and Counties Initiative
  • Energy Management Software and Controls for State Buildings
  • Green Bank of Kentucky
  • High-Performance State Government Buildings