Property Insurance and Energy Reduction (PIER) Act

Overview The Property Insurance and Energy Reduction Act (PIERA) allows a county, municipality, or improvement district to adopt a program to issue bonds, notes, or other types of financing methods to finance improvements to certain real properties through assessments on the property tax bill (Act 2015-494.) A Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program is […]

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Governor awards $4.1 million to install electric vehicle charging stations

June 10, 2021

MONTGOMERY —Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded 18 grants to help bring Alabama motorists into the electric vehicle age. The grants totaling more than $4.1 million will help finance the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at many fueling stations near interstates and other major highways and corridors in central and north Alabama. Other types of […]

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Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Program

Background Information Generally, Volkswagen Mitigation funds are to be used to replace or repower existing diesel vehicles, vessels, and equipment with less polluting vehicles or engines. Per the Alabama Volkswagen Settlement Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (Alabama VW BMP), fifteen percent (15%)  of the available funding has been allocated for Light-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment (ZEVSE) […]

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Public Outreach and Consumer Resources

ENERGY STAR When it comes to money savings and protecting the environment, one of the most widely-recognized names and logos would probably be ENERGY STAR. It is seen on appliances, computers, monitors, heating and air units and much more. The program, jointly started in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, […]

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Performance Contracting

This marketing program provides the latest information available to procure and finance large capital energy improvement projects for the state’s public facilities, focusing on public agencies such as K-12 schools, universities, community colleges, state agencies and local governments. ADECA’s Energy Division, in joint membership with the Energy Services Coalition, serves as an advocate for introducing […]

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Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

Overview The Alabama Industrial Energy Efficiency Program promotes energy efficiency opportunities to small and medium sized manufacturers to improve their profitability by reducing their energy costs. ADECA partners with the U. S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and universities to provide resources to increase energy efficiency for Alabama industries. The program also provides education […]

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Building Operator Certification

ADECA’s Energy Division was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, allowing us to bring this nationally-recognized training and certification program to Alabama. From the BOCAlabama website: “Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a competency-based training and certification program for building operators. We teach participants how to make a building more comfortable and efficient […]

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VW Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

Alabama’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan is the result of a collaborative process consisting of a series of stakeholder meetings, written surveys, information and listening sessions, a public hearing, and a public comment period beginning in March 2018 through February 2019. Alabama’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan summarizes how funds from the Environmental Mitigation Trust will be allocated to […]

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Information and Resources

Resources A collaborative website between the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) to provide the public with a library of resources, state contacts, and interactive tools relating to funding and emission levels. VW Settlement Clearinghouse The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s VW Settlement webpage containing FAQ’s, […]

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