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Innovative Energy Demonstration Program

SECO's Innovative Energy Demonstration Program (IEDP), established under 10 Texas Govt. Code §2305.037, promotes the use of renewable energy and sustainable building design in Texas. The program does so by raising public awareness of the state's renewable energy resources, demonstrating new technologies and enhancing the infrastructure necessary to escalate renewable energy use in existing state programs.

The IEDP distributes grant money for demonstration projects that develop sustainable and innovative energy resources including:

  • clean coal projects;
  • gasification projects for a coal and biomass mixtures;
  • photovoltaic, biomass, wind and solar applications; and
  • other low-emission, renewable and sustainable energy applications.

The IEDP also provides technical training and educational information on renewable energy resources in Texas. The program funds solar, wind and biomass demonstration projects and sponsors educational efforts aimed at motivating Texans to use and promote all renewable energy systems in their communities. These initiatives are designed to offset and/or replace traditional methods of energy generation and consumption throughout Texas. The success of these initiatives directly impacts the state's economic development and all Texans' quality of life.

For more information about SECO's IEDP, contact Margaret Garcia.