$2M Available for Ohio Renewable Energy, Grid Resiliency Projects

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Development recently announced $2 million in grant funding is available to help strengthen electric grid resiliency and support renewable energy projects across the state. 

Eligible entities can apply for funding as part of the department’s Renewable Energy and Grid Resiliency Program. 

The program is open to local governments, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, commercial businesses and manufacturing companies. Funding opportunities for the program range from $250,000 to a maximum award of $500,000, with a required 10 percent match from applicants. 

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, small-scale solar, small-scale wind, geothermal, microgrids, microturbines, combined heat and power, battery storage and subcomponents and bioenergy that includes gas generation for internal use or electricity generation as byproducts.

“By supporting investments in renewable energy, we are not only ensuring our state can withstand evolving technologies and challenges, we are also creating new opportunities for economic development that have the power to enhance the quality of life for every Ohioan,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Department of Development. 

All projects selected for funding must reduce utility energy usage by at least 15 percent, ensuring a tangible and measurable impact on energy efficiency across the state. 

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.