DOE directs $26M to PG&E, ConEd and other projects

DOE will offer $50m for community-based clean energy projects in rural areas & $26m for projects that demonstrates how clean energy supports power grid.

The Department of Energy this week announced it will offer $50 million for community-based clean energy projects in rural areas and $26 million for projects “to demonstrate how solar, wind, storage, and other clean energy resources can support a reliable and efficient U.S. power grid.”

The $50 million for projects is being disbursed to increase energy affordability and bolster climate resilience in rural or remote areas with fewer than 10,000 people, DOE said in a Thursday news release. Projects qualify if they cost between $500,000 and $5 million, with pre-applications due July 13 and full applications due Oct. 12.

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said the program is a direct response to feedback the agency received from rural communities.

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Source: Utility Dive

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