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.
The Office of Energy Policy is currently in the development and planning stage for our 2023-2024 fiscal year projects. For a listing of 2022-2023 projects please review the Fact Sheet.pdf or explore them in our interactive map. A new interactive site, which will highlight new and upcoming projects, is currently under development. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when this site is up and running!
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. The Office of Energy Policy plans to submit an application, or has submitted an application, for the following funds:
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. The Office of Energy Policy plans to submit an application, or has submitted an application, for the following funds:
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.
Solar For All
On June 28, 2023, the EPA released the $7 billion "Solar for All" Notice of Funding Opportunity. This competitive grant program will award up to 60 grants to states, territories, Tribal governments, municipalities, and nonprofits to expand the number of low-income and disadvantaged communities primed for residential solar investment—enabling millions of low-income households to access affordable, resilient, and clean solar energy. The Office of Energy Policy has submitted a notice of intent for this funding source. Solar For All Overview
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.