Strategies for Optimizing WIP Investment in State Energy Offices

Liz Gill, Evan Savage, Sherry Stout

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report outlines strategies for Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP) investment aimed at improving state energy office programs. The project was funded by WIP within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). WIP aims "to enable strategic investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies through the use of innovative practices across the United States in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including state and local organizations and community-based nonprofits." Across its programs, WIP has created thousands of jobs, maintains an investment ratio of 4.1 to 1, and increases U.S. economic output by 1.2 billion a year.1 This project was funded in the FY21 budget cycle and originally focused on improving WIP energy efficiency funding and programs. The project gathered information from various state energy offices to understand how WIP funding and processes can be optimized to improve state-level energy efficiency programs. We propose that the conclusions are also broadly applicable to weatherization and renewable energy deployment programs.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-81275


  • energy efficiency
  • interviews
  • recommendations
  • state energy offices


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