Grant: $24,941,000 - Department of Energy - Aug. 14, 2009
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Award Description: • Facility Retrofit: A grant program to promote a pre-selected set of energy efficiency upgrades for public, Tribal entities, non profit and joint powers boards owned facilities. Specifically, the grants would only be used to improve seven potential building components: 1) attic/ceiling improvements; 2) the sealing of cracks and/or insulation of foundations; 3) upgrading of interior lighting; 4) insulation and sealing of HVAC ductwork; 5) replacement of boilers/furnaces; 6) installation of on demand water heaters and 7) measures to improve the efficiency of HVAC systems including replacement. These seven improvement areas are considered high value projects because they provide significant energy savings. Any facility being retrofitted must belong to the applicant and must be located within the boundaries of the State of Wyoming. • Photovoltaic Expansion - Renewable Energy: An expansion of the Residential Photovoltaic program to include other renewable energy sources such as wind and geothermal heat pumps. Further, the program is amended to be based on a per kW credit which promotes both residential and commercial adoption. Installations of these renewable resources will displace coal-fired power generation which carries a 2,000 lb/hour CO2 footprint. These programs are expected to employ more than 20 contractors to install renewable energy producing equipment around the state. This program leverages tax credits available to consumers bringing the average cost of an installed system down an estimated 50%. • Weatherization: An expansion of the weatherization program to households with income levels of up to 250% of the poverty level, or approximately $65K/year for a family of four. Leveraging the infrastructure and reporting systems being developed to deploy more weatherization contractors around Wyoming. Program seeks 1% participation over 3 years or approximately 480 homes.
Project Description: Taking applications until 10/1/2009 for Facility Retrofit program. Working on memorandum of understanding with the Wyoming Department of Family Services for middle-income weatherization program. Currently do not have authorization to proceed from the Department of Energy for Residential Renewable program.
Jobs Summary: No jobs created at this time (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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