State Energy Program
The Office of Energy Policy supports many energy programs across the Commonwealth that touch our schools, homes, businesses, communities and government facilities. These programs have a positive impact and help Kentuckians better manage their energy use while improving their environment. For a listing of current projects please review the Fact Sheet.pdf or explore them in our interactive map.
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Projects
The historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021 released billions of dollars to states and communities for infrastructure and energy improvements. The Office of Energy Policy has plans to use our portion of these funds for special projects, grid improvements, and more.
- State Energy Program Special Projects (SEPBIL)
- PREVENTING OUTAGES AND ENHANCING THE RESILIENCE OF THE ELECTRIC GRID
- Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund
- Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
This grant, funded through FEMA, provides planning grants to 15 local area development agencies across the state to help them identify critical facilities, undertake hazard mitigation projects, and reduce the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Projects
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 released historic amounts of funding to states and tribes for home energy audits, electrification upgrades, appliance rebates, and contractor training. More information will be forthcoming later in 2023 as we learn more about this exciting opportunity for Kentuckians.
State Heating Oil and Propane Project
Kentucky participates in the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) State Heating Oil Propane Program (SHOPP) to collect state-level residential price data of No. 2 heating oil and propane. The Office of Energy Policy collects weekly, residential fuel prices from 48 Kentucky businesses during the heating season October – March. The data collected is useful to EIA and states in responding to Congressional and consumer inquiries and are a valuable means of communication among federal and state governments and the petroleum industry. All published aggregated data (averages across all responding companies) appears on EIA’s website in the Heating Oil and Propane Update.
Statewide Wood Energy Team
This program concluded July 31, 2019.
Through funding from the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service the Kentucky Statewide Wood Energy Team is coordinating the efforts of a number of existing agency personnel, rural development leaders, agricultural organizations, forestry expertise, and other stakeholders for the purpose of improving the utilization of woody biomass resources for energy uses.
Through a cooperative agreement with the USDA, the Kentucky Statewide Wood Energy Team focuses on the following objectives:
- Provide technical and financial support for the design and installation of wood to energy systems in Kentucky.
- Create a program for Kentucky businesses that deploy biomass heating systems and share their results with others.
- Identify and provide funding for two wood to energy studies that increase understanding and remove barriers for wood utilization for energy projects.
- Evaluate and provide financial support for the best opportunities to foster commercial utilization of hazardous fuel resources found at Land Between the Lakes and Daniel Boone National Forests.
- Develop educational and marketing materials on wood to energy projects and opportunities in Kentucky.