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The Wyoming Energy Authority, the state’s newest agency, will oversee the distribution of competitive federal grant funds to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the Equality State, according to a recent news release.

The State Energy Program provides several grant opportunities for local municipalities, schools and businesses hoping to conduct energy audits or retrofit their facilities to lessen utility costs and energy consumption. 

“We are excited to manage the State Energy Program as we continue to create a ‘one stop shop’ for energy in Wyoming,” Glen Murrell, Wyoming Energy Authority’s new executive director, said in a statement this week. The energy authority board appointed to Murrell to his leadership position this summer. “Providing resources to small businesses, local governments, and schools to help reduce their operating expenses during these uncertain times is of the utmost importance. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of the Business Council staff to help through this transition.” 

In years past, the Wyoming Business Council was responsible for managing the distribution of the federal dollars under the State Energy Program.

“The State Energy Program has enjoyed stand-alone success in helping public and private entities reduce energy costs and improve efficiencies,” Josh Dorrell, Wyoming Business Council’s CEO, said in a statement. “This next logical step of combining those efforts with the newly created Wyoming Energy Authority will provide future applicants greater access to expertise directly focused on energy.”

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