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Powering Energy Efficiency & Impacts Framework project:

Starting in October 2016, the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments (UCPCOG) was awarded a two year grant by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to lead the Powering Energy Efficiency & Impacts Framework  (PEEIF) project to help reduce energy use and costs in energy intensive homes.

The project fostors collaboration between federal, state, utility, and local energy efficiency programs by creating a geospatial database that supports better decision making and furthers  increased energy  efficiency in low-income households in the UCPCOG 5 county region. 

Many low-income residents struggle to pay energy bills because they often live in older, inefficient homes. With approximately 65% percent of the UCPCOG region's housing stock being built before 1990, this energy inefficiency is highlighted even further. This project allows communities, and service providers through confidentially controlled portals, to better understand the needs and opportunities for energy efficiency in low income homes as well as information on partners and programs available. 

The PEEIF project was one of three awarded nationally by the U.S. Department of Energy and the framework tool created is desired to become a model that can be replicated across the state and nation. 


Project Partners Include:2018 Clean Energy Conference Keynote

  • NC State University
-The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center  
-The Center for Geospatial Analytics
-The System Design Optimization Laboratory

Project Benefits Summary for Utilities (including municipal and electric cooperatives) .pdf

2018 NC Clean Energy Conference Introductory Presentation (PowerPoint Slides)

2016 Eastern North Carolina Sustainability Summit Presentation (with NCSEA sldes) .pdf

State Energy Conf Prsentation Photo