If your agribusiness has an innovative project to reduce energy consumption, increase clean energy technologies, boost resiliency in the energy system or incorporate energy planning, you can apply for the 2021 Energy Innovation Grant.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is accepting project applications for the program, which funds those innovative energy projects.
The PSC estimates awarding up to $10 million in the spring of 2022. Applications are due on Jan. 14.
“Energy efficiency and innovation will be critical components to achieve our goal of carbon-free electricity consumption by 2050,” says PSC Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq. “Investments in innovative energy projects will spur economic growth, create jobs, and provide all the benefits that come with cleaner energy and a resilient grid.”
In the 2020 grant round, the PSC got 108 applications requesting more than $24.4 million in funding. It funded 32 grants for a total of $7 million. In September, the PSC voted to increase the total funding allocated for the 2021 grant cycle by $3 million to $10 million.
Grants are available for Wisconsin manufacturers, municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals, nonprofits and like entities.