As required by statute, MDA’s Energy & Natural Resources Division oversees the development and implementation of the State Energy Management Program (SEMP) for state-owned buildings and facilities. This program is designed to promote energy efficiency in state-owned facilities by training energy management personnel to monitor and control energy consumption and plan energy projects.
State agencies are required by Mississippi law to report energy metrics to MDA. To efficiently collect this data, MDA uses the Energy Monitoring & Controlling Solution (EMC), a web-based tool that allows agencies to report their energy consumption information.
MDA is tasked with evaluating the Energy Management Plans of each state agency to fulfill the requirements of House Bill 1296. Please use the documents below to address questions and concerns about submitting a state agency’s energy management plan.
The state of Mississippi received a $725,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support energy efficiency improvements at the state’s public universities. The grant is being used to help Mississippi create an energy efficiency retrofit strategy for the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) facilities, with the goal of reducing energy consumption at Mississippi’s public university facilities by 20 percent by the year 2020.
MDA’s Energy and Natural Resources Division partnered with the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration’s (DFA’s) Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management and IHL to apply for the competitive State Energy Program grant on behalf of the State of Mississippi.
To read the energy efficiency plan and retrofit strategy for Mississippi’s Public Universities created through the grant, select How to Guide.
For more information about the State Energy Management Program (SEMP), contact Energy and Natural Resources at 601.359.3449.