U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced nearly $127,000 in federal funding to support the purchase and installation of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements
The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved $850,000 in research and development grants for two renewable energy projects. The projects involve research and development of renewable energy technologies and processes that have strong growth potential in North Dakota.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is providing more than $100 million in loans to build or improve 1,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines for rural electric cooperative utilities in four states.
In North Dakota, Slope Electric Cooperative, Inc. has been selected to receive a $12.5 million loan to build or improve 66 miles of line and make other system improvements, including $432,000 for smart grid technologies.
Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed their Water Heater Efficiency legislation. The bill enables rural electric power cooperatives and their members to continue using large, energy-efficient water heaters in “demand response” conservation programs. The measure passed the Senate last month and now goes to the president’s desk for his signature
Congressman Kevin Cramer joined a bi-partisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass S. 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 by a voice vote. This legislation protects Grid-Enabled Water Heaters from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regulations ultimately benefiting electric utility customers in North Dakota.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today toured Ulteig Engineers, an innovative 70-year-old energy engineering and consulting company headquartered in Fargo, to discuss the direly needed build-out of North Dakota’s energy infrastructure with a particular focus on providing certainty to the wind energy industry and workers.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is 1 of 11 tribal communities receiving a grant to accelerate the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies on tribal lands. The grant will assist the Tribe to install 636 kilowatts of solar PV at five Sitting Bull College Buildings in Fort Yates, ND.