ATLANTA, GA – The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) is pleased to announce its award of $500,000 through the Technical Partnerships Opportunity from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office. This award establishes a regional two-year pilot initiative that will test technical assistance and workforce development practices to catalyze greater uptake and integration of smart manufacturing technologies and enhanced energy management practices. The Southeast Smart and Efficient Manufacturing Collaborative comprised of SEEA, Georgia Institute of Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Advanced Energy, Association of Energy Engineers, 50001 Strategies LLC, Clemson University Center for Advanced Manufacturing and CESMII, The Smart Manufacturing Institute. The collaborative will provide awareness, education, training, instructor training and consultation services to the regional manufacturing energy management workforce and educate stakeholders on the benefits of smart manufacturing technologies and best practices on how to integrate systems into the sector.
Founded in 2007, SEEA is a nonprofit, regional energy efficiency organization based in Atlanta, GA. 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. We provide research, consultation and education, program management, and financial services to a diverse set of allies in the energy sector. SEEA represents more than 80 member organizations across the Southeast from utilities to state energy offices, service providers, manufacturers and advocates invested in building a more efficient, equitable and sustainable Southeast. With our members and partners, SEEA has delivered energy efficiency-related trainings to thousands of service providers in the region.
“This pilot program supports the advancement of the next generation of advanced manufacturing in the Southeast. It will help the sector evaluate and integrate the latest smart manufacturing technologies, systematic energy management practices and emerging sustainable manufacturing practices,” said SEEA director of technology and market solutions, Sydney G. Roberts.
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