Strategic Energy Management Program

Strategic Energy Management (SEM) is a process of evaluating existing energy management business practices and implementing opportunities to optimize energy use. SEM applies the principles of continuous improvement to energy management to create a long-term holistic approach to managing energy that fosters substantial long-term savings.

NYSERDA is working with New York State industrial facilities, manufacturing companies, and municipal water resource recovery facilities (WRRF) to incorporate SEM into their businesses. Through the Strategic Energy Management Program, NYSERDA will fund the training for program participants. The training sessions will guide employees through the process of establishing and implementing an SEM system. Participants will learn to:

  • Measure and track energy use to help inform strategic business decisions
  • Drive managerial and corporate behavioral changes around energy
  • Develop the mechanisms to track and evaluate energy optimization efforts

Learn more about SEM for Industrial Manufacturing

Learn more about SEM for WRRFs