People in Washington spend over $20 billion per year on energy. Most of this money leaves the state to pay for oil and natural gas. Our state energy priorities get the most out of our state’s exceptional mix of innovation, free enterprise and green stewardship. The Washington State Energy Office reviews energy issues, works on the benefits of energy and state energy goals. We provide energy policy support, analysis and information to the state and provide energy grants to Washington state entities. 

Highlighted Programs

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Weatherization helps to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. Weatherizing a home has a positive impact in communities and additionally helps economic growth and reduces environmental impacts. 

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State Efficiency and Environmental Performance Office (SEEP)

The State Efficiency and Environmental Performance (SEEP) Office coordinates efforts to reduce State agency energy costs by improving energy efficiency and to reduce harmful pollution caused by greenhouse gas emissions and toxic materials.

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Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA)

The Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) (SB 5116) became law in May 2019. It commits Washington to an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. This will let the state replace fossil fuels in end uses and achieve long-term climate goals.

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Energy Programs in Communities (EPIC)

The Energy Programs in Communities (EPIC) unit, a part of the Energy Division and State Energy Office, is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing initiatives that enable communities to be a part of the clean energy transition.

Grants and Loan Programs

Commerce has supported communities across Washington with securing funds for energy projects. Review the Fall 2023 Energy Funding Opportunities Fact Sheet (PDF) to learn more.

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