This paper briefly describes the 18 month Energy Extension Service (EES) program currently being conducted on a pilot basis in 10 states and provides the author's view of the problems and successes of the program to date. The EES is intended to implement energy conservation measures and to encourage the use of renewable energy sources by providing direct, personalized assistance to small energy consumers. Small energy consumers are defined as residential energy consumers, small businesses and agricultural operations, schools, hospitals and state and local governments. The program also addresses groups that influence energy use such as architects, bankers, and builders. The EES is designed to supplement other energy outreach programs and avoid duplication but to date experiences in the pilot states indicate that this is easier said than done. Assuming all goes well, the program will be expanded to all 57 states and territories in April, 1979.

Meeting Name

5th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1978: Oct. 10-12, Rolla, MO)

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings


Energy Extension Programs

Document Version

Final Version

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Publication Date

12 Oct 1978