What is Energy Efficiency?

Most simply, energy efficiency is using less energy to provide the same or better services. Energy efficiency makes it possible to create products and services for the lowest energy cost and supports the following benefits:

  • Deferral or elimination of the need for new electric power generation and transmission facilities and capacity, which keeps electric rates lower.
  • Reduces electricity bills for utility customers who participate in energy efficiency programs and rebates and lower rates for all customers.
  • Eases electric grid constraints and enhances grid reliability, especially during peak hours.
  • Reduces environmental impact of power generation.
  • Supports local job creation and economic growth.
  • Improves health, comfort and productivity for everyone.
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Who is SEEA?

Founded in 2007, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), promotes efficient energy as a catalyst for economic growth, workforce development, and energy security across 11 southeastern states. We provide research, consultation and education, stakeholder facilitation, program management and financial services to a diverse set of stakeholders in the energy sector. We believe that all people in the Southeast should be able to live and work in healthy and resilient buildings, utilize clean and affordable transportation, and thrive in a robust and equitable economy.

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Our Mission

To optimize the use and impact of energy to enhance the quality of life in the Southeast.

Our Vision

All people in the Southeast live and work in healthy and resilient buildings, utilize clean and affordable transportation, and thrive in a robust and equitable economy.

Our Core Values

Take Initiative
We take responsibility for realizing a better quality of life in the Southeast.

Value Others
We seek, respect, and promote diverse perspectives.

Earn Trust
We pursue our work with benevolence, competence, and reliability.

Pursue Equitable Solutions
We recognize, acknowledge, and account for a history of prejudice and inequality in southeastern communities and the role it plays in the issues we address.

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Integration

We are committed to creating opportunities for diversity, inclusion, and integration across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience to generate more equitable outcomes for all.

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Our Core Services


We conduct research and provide contextualized analysis to increase understanding of regional issues and inform effective strategies.


We provide technical expertise, market intelligence, strategic guidance and educational resources to help people solve problems, navigate change, and increase impact.  


We collaborate with partners to devise, develop, and manage innovative energy projects, programs, and service models.


We plan, develop, organize, and manage execution of structured processes or meetings that help collaborators and teams make progress toward their goals.


We seek, retain, and provide financial services to expand access to capital for energy efficiency investments in the Southeast.