Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance (OPPEA)
DEP's Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance (OPPEA) is the State Energy Office. We assist, educate and encourage Pennsylvanians to advance conservation and efficient use of diverse energy resources to provide a healthier environment and greater energy security for our future generations. We are responsible for monitoring fuel supplies and infrastructure to safeguard Pennsylvanians during energy emergencies.
Love to crunch numbers? If you’re like the typical Pennsylvania family, you spend approximately $1,875 a year on your home's electricity bills and consume more than 10,000 kWh per year. Do you want to know what your impact is on the environment? Learn about Pennsylvania and national energy generation, consumption, how you can help the environment and more.
Home Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Is your home as efficient as possible and do you remember to not stand in front of the refrigerator with the door open? Did you know there is a logical order based on building science principles to making your home more efficient? No cost behavior changes like turning out the lights, low-cost do it yourself energy measures or hiring an energy professional can save energy, money and the environment.
Were you aware that 23.1% of the energy consumed in PA is in the transportation sector? Make some changes in your travel to be more cost and fuel efficient, identify alternative transportation options and find applicable financial programs.
Are you interested in renewable energy like solar and wind as an environmentally friendly way to generate electricity once your home is energy efficient?
Are you interested in learning about energy data, curriculum and other resources? We often work closely with schools and hope you find this helpful.