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1 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs WV Main Street / On Trac Communities – USDA REAP Program Wheeling, West Virginia April 17, 2014

2 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR AMERICA  What is REAP?  Federally Administered Program  USDA Rural Development  Develop Renewable Energy  Initiate Energy Efficiency  REAP Grant and Guaranteed Loan

3 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs USDA Rural Development  Vision: A Rural America that is a Healthy, Safe & Prosperous Place to Live and Work.  Mission: To Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life for all Rural Americans.

4 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs  Eligibility:  AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS and RURAL SMALL BUSINESS  Must be for-profit  RENEWABLE ENERGY and ENERGY EFFICIENCY Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

5 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs Eligible Projects  Purchase of a renewable energy system or energy efficient improvements  Technology must be pre-commercial or commercially available, and replicable  Project must have technical merit

6 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs Energy Efficiency  Improvements to a building, facility or process that reduces energy consumption or energy consumed per square foot  Lighting, refrigeration, HVAC, insulation  Upgrading cooling Units - refrigerators  Replacement of existing system

7 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs Renewable Energy Systems  Biomass  Bio energy  Anaerobic digester  Wind  Large vs. small  Solar  Electric  Thermal  Large vs. small  Geothermal  Direct use (heat pump)  Electric generation  Hydrogen  Hydroelectric (small)  Hybrids

8 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs  2013 West Virginia Success Stories  Berkeley Springs – Furniture Manufacturer  Energy Efficiency  Moorefield – Poultry House  Solar Installations  Lost City – Wood Processor/Manufacturer  Fuel Switch to Biomass Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

9 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs  Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency Grants and Loan Guarantees  Funds allocated to state offices  Competitive selection  National reserve available when state allocation is exhausted (competitive) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

10 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs Online Tools  Energy Website  Energy Maps  Energy Matrix

11 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs

12 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs “USDA is working to expand energy opportunities by producing alternative forms of energy and fuel, and to ensure that we are doing the research necessary to allow agriculture to transition away from its rather significant dependence on fossil fuels.” Tom Vilsack Agriculture Secretary

13 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs  Guaranteed Loans  Most realistic option for project finance  Grants in Wheeling  Funding Partners Going Forward…

14 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs Contact Us  West Virginia RD Website:   USDA RD REAP Website: 

15 United States Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Programs Questions?


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