Pennsylvania announces grant program for hydroelectric power, renewable development

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and the state’s Department of Environmental Protection have announced a new grant and loan program designed to encourage the deployment of renewable generating technologies, including hydroelectric power.

Announced through the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) — an independent public financing agency established in 1982 — the program will offer an estimated US$12.5 million for hydro, solar, wind and biomass projects on a competitive basis.

Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations; Pennsylvania schools, colleges and universities; any Pennsylvania municipality; and public or private corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, associations and other legal business entities.

“Such projects further our goal to develop a diverse and robust energy sector here in Pennsylvania, in a manner that protects our environment and uses our resources smartly and efficiently,” Corbett said.

Applications are due by 4 p.m., August 15, and must be submitted by Pennsylvania’s eGrants system here.

Interested parties are also encouraged to participate in a related webinar, which is scheduled for June 24 at 2 p.m.

The state will award the grants in the fall.

Previous articleU.S. seeks firms to install governors at 11 Northwest hydro plants
Next articleOregon wave testing center files FERC license notice, scoping documents
Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

No posts to display