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Heitkamp Announces Significant Federal Funding for Energy Efficiency Improvements

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

NORTH DAKOTA INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION SUPPORTS NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

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.

USDA Announces Funding for Smart Grid and 1,000 miles of line on 80th Anniversary...

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.

Hoeven, Klobuchar Water Heater Efficiency Legislation Passes House, Goes to President for Signature

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

HOUSE PASSES ENERGY BILL PROTECTING GRID-ENABLED WATER HEATERS

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.

Heitkamp Discusses Strengthening & Expanding Renewable Energy Production, Infrastructure in ND

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.

ENERGY DEPARTMENT SELECTS STANDING ROCK RESERVATION TO DEPLOY RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

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.

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HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $7.7 MILLION TO ENHANCE HOUSING OPTIONS IN...

Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $7.7 million to enhance housing options in North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows

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Heitkamp Reinforces the Need for Strong Policy that Helps Harness Wind...

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today reinforced the need to support a robust wind industry as part of building and growing an all-of-the-above energy strategy during her visit to LM Wind Manufacturing, which employs about 1,025 people in Grand Forks