Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs)
SPEER is part of a national network of regional energy efficiency organizations (REEOs). The REEOs work through funded partnerships with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as well as with utilities, third‐party program administrators, public officials, various advocacy groups, businesses and foundations. REEOs are independent non-profits that serve almost every state in the nation with a mix of policy and program tools to help advance energy efficiency as a first order resource. Information about the REEOs below:
MEEA is the source on energy efficiency in the Midwest. MEEA balances the diverse interests of our members and networks across public and private sectors, to create a common ground on energy efficiency. We work with all the stakeholders in the region to support energy efficiency from policy adoption through program implementation.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 100 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 12 million energy consumers. NEEA leverages its strong regional partnerships to effect market transformation by accelerating the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices.
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) supports the expansion and implementation of policies and programs to accelerate energy efficiency in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. NEEP works in four key areas: speeding the adoption of high-efficiency products, reducing building energy use, advancing knowledge and best practices and generally increasing the visibility of the benefits of efficiency. Our vision is that the region will fully embrace energy efficiency as a cornerstone of sustainable energy policy to help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system. NEEP is available to assist state energy offices, legislators, regulators or administration officials in any of these areas.
The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) drives market transformation in the Southeast’s energy efficiency sector through collaborative public policy, thought leadership, programs and technical advisory services. SEEA promotes energy efficiency as a catalyst for economic growth, workforce development and energy security across 11 southeastern states. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) aims to accelerate the adoption of advanced building systems and energy efficient products and services in Texas and Oklahoma. These two states include nearly 30 million people and many of the fastest growing cities in America. There is a tremendous opportunity to increase energy efficiency in the region through building codes, retrofits for existing buildings, better training, innovative policies, and cooperative marketing to make it easier for the public to understand efficiency opportunities.
The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) is a public interest organization that advances energy efficiency in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Traditionally this is a high growth region where energy efficiency efforts were lagging compared to some other regions, air pollution is a growing concern, and coal-fired power plants provide the majority of electricity supply. SWEEP has a record of success: The non-profit helped to increase funding for electric utility energy efficiency and load management programs in the Southwest from $21 million in 2001 to $375 million in 2013.