About Superior Energy Performance™

Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) is a certification program administrated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technical Assistance division of the Advanced Manufacturing Office. SEP was developed with DOE support and technical input and testing from the U.S. Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing (U.S. CEEM). DOE also partnered with state and regional energy efficiency partners to conduct SEP demonstrations at industrial facilities throughout the United States. At this time, the DOE is developing, testing and refining the administrative processes for industrial plants to enroll and apply for SEP certification.

U.S. CEEM is a partnership that brings together the respective strengths of industry, standards authorities, federal agencies, national laboratories, and technical experts. Industry members include prominent companies from a variety of sectors. Learn more.

Learn more about SEP requirements, resources, and opportunities.

SEP Successes and Testimonials

“The established targets required by SEP kept the team at 3M Canada motivated and dedicated to achieving those targets. Since ISO 50001 does not specify particular energy savings targets on its own, along with SEP we're able to truly demonstrate our level of achievement, which we're quite proud of.” —3M Canada, Brockville, Ontario

Hear how companies have achieved ISO 50001 and SEP certification to gain sustained benefits.

Learn the Basics of SEP

Gain a better understanding of SEP basics with these summary materials: