WPPI Energy is pleased to announce Round 2 of its grant funding program for renewable energy projects targeting non-profit entities. This program is structured as an RFP, where eligible customers of our member utilities will have the opportunity to submit a bid application indicating the incentive needed to implement a renewable energy project on their premises. For this round, there is $150,000 available for funding of eligible projects. Incentive requests can range from $5,000 to $25,000. These incentives are expected to align nicely for solar PV projects up to 20 kW and wind turbine projects to 10 kW. Other electric generating technologies are also eligible.
Successful bidders can use the energy generated to offset their electric energy usage. WPPI Energy will retain ownership of the RECs for a term of ten years from the date of commissioning. These RECs will be used to satisfy requirements of WPPI Energy’s voluntary RE block sale program.
The bid application materials are due July 3, 2015.
Eligibility: Open to 501(c)(3) IRS qualified entities, non-profit schools, colleges, universities or other higher learning institutes and units of government receiving electric service from a WPPI energy member utility. Projects must be located at and owned by the non-profit entity for the duration of the project life. Projects must be interconnected to the member utility distribution system and meet all regulatory or utility requirements for interconnection. Please note, the criteria for the site assessment credentials was re-written to better reflect the current certifications.
To apply, complete the Renewable Energy Application and reference Renewable Energy Grants for Nonprofits. Visit www.wppienergy.org/renewablerfp for more information. Feel free to contact Eric Kostecki, Manager of Customer Project Support, with questions at or (608) 834-4549.