Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy Programs For Farms

Agricultural Energy Grant Program

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) manages the Agricultural Energy Grant Program that provides grants of up to $20,000 for eligible energy efficiency and renewable energy projects located on farms throughout Rhode Island. Our goal is to support clean energy projects in the agricultural sector. Interested applicants should review the Program Guidance document and ensure applications comply with program terms & conditions. Applications should be sent via email to Abigail.Hasenfus@energy.ri.gov on or before the listed closing date of the funding round to be considered. Grant awards are subject to availability of funds and are awarded at the sole discretion of OER; submission of an application does not guarantee an award.

Applications for the Spring 2024 round are due by 5:00pm on Friday, October 25, 2024.

The Agricultural Energy Program since 2016:

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Clean Energy Profiles

To see examples of how several farmers have used this program to help implement clean energy projects, watch our video profiles below:

What opportunities can help support the process?

The Agricultural Energy Program is designed to support the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at agricultural operations in Rhode Island. The Program can also leverage other state and federal incentives  available to RI farmers, including the Renewable Energy Fund, USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), the Federal Investment Tax Credit, and Rhode Island Energy’s energy efficiency incentive programs. Additionally, there are federal incentive programs designed to help provide funding for farm energy projects.

Funding for the Agricultural Energy Program is made possible through Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction proceeds, with a maximum award amount of $20,000 per project to support the agricultural sector's clean energy transformation. For more information on energy program funding opportunities check out our webinar.

 

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Energy Efficiency Resources for Farmers

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Contact Us

Abigail Hasenfus | Renewable Energy Programs Manager | abigail.hasenfus@energy.ri.gov

 

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