|There are a wide range of energy programs at the state and federal levels for businesses. Below is a summary of information on some of the major programs, and here are just a few of the projects that received assistance in the Norwalk area:
- Energy audits being conducted for a few area manufacturers
- USDA grant award for an air compressor (25% of cost covered by USDA)
All programs have unique deadlines and application processes. We can help guide you through the process to determine if there is a program that will match your project. For more information contact the NEDC office at 419-668-9858.
Ohio Energy Resources Division
The Ohio Energy Resources Division works to grow the economy of the state by connecting companies and communities to financial and technical resources to deploy renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency.
Energy Efficiency – State of Ohio
Learn how to save money on your utility bills through energy improvements at your home, business, school, or manufacturing facility. Find the program and resources that fit your energy goals.
Incentives – State of Ohio
Gather information on all of the incentives available for renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ohio.
Targeting Industry Efficiency to Improve the Competitiveness of Ohio Manufacturers http://www.development.ohio.gov/Energy/Efficiency/IndustrialEfficiency.htm The Ohio Department of Development’s Ohio Energy Resources Division connects manufacturers to financial and technical resources that increase their bottom line through the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Resources include:
- Energy Efficiency Program for Manufacturers
Get results by participating in the Ohio Energy Resources Division’s multi-phase program that diagnoses energy management plans and implements cost-effective energy improvements through a facilitated process.
- Financial Incentives http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/GrantsLoans.htm
Secure grants or loans for energy efficiency, combined heat and power, renewables, and other distributed energy technologies. Information on the incentives available through the Ohio Energy Resources Division is available on their Incentives web page.
- Industry Partnerships and Best Practices http://www.development.ohio.gov/Energy/Tools/Partners.htm Portfolio of low- to no-cost technical and financial resources and partnerships improves the competitiveness of Ohio manufacturers while fostering emerging energy technologies. Visit the Partners web page for a list of organizations and programs to help you get connected with experts and peers in your industry.
Renewable Energy – State of Ohio
Learn how solar, wind, biomass, and other renewable technologies can work for you. A variety of programs and resources are available for residents, business owners, manufacturers, and public officials.
Tools – State of Ohio
Access events, policy information, publications, research, contact information and more.
USDA Rural 'Energy for America' Grant & Loan Guarantee Programshttp://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/9006grant.htm
This program is intended to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy development for rural small for-profit businesses and agricultural producers. REAP Grants of up to 25% of the total eligible project costs are available while REAP loan guarantees can help to finance an additional 50% of eligible project costs. The maximum grant available is $500,000 for renewable energy projects and $250,000 for energy efficiency improvement projects. Projects requesting less than $20,000 will receive priority consideration.