Windustry Awarded USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant to develop a Small Wind Bulk-Buy program

USDA

Windustry was recently awarded a $275,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development office.

Windustry gained the support of the USDA in 2009 to launch a national Landowner Wind Energy Association Resource Center to technical support to rural communities seeking to develop community owned wind energy projects. The Center has been conducting feasibility studies to develop rural wind energy projects Montana, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

The new RBEG grant will expand our work to southern Minnesota.to work with the Region Nine Development Commission’s Renewable Energy Task Force to develop a Small Wind Bulk-Buy program across nine counties.

Windustry is honored to have received support from the USDA for two years in a row and looks forward to working with a dynamic consortium of partners to promote Community Wind and Small Wind across America.

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