Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., has announced that $19.8 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding is now available for large-scale wind.
‘With the help of federal and state incentives and programs like Green Energy Works!, Pennsylvania is paving the way to develop more large, shovel-ready wind projects,’ says Rendell. ‘These are the types of projects that create jobs for people putting steel in the ground, while helping us to power our future in a cleaner, more environmentally friendly and efficient way.’
The Green Energy Works! wind program is open to projects located in Pennsylvania that use grant funds matched with private investments for wind energy systems of at least 3 MW of capacity and use state goods and services to the greatest extent possible.
Funds may be used to purchase and install equipment for producing wind energy or distributing energy by covering interconnection costs and network upgrades. All proposals must be for a minimum of $250,000 and may not exceed $19.8 million. All projects must create jobs and be completed by April 30, 2012. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Dec. 31.