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Powering Local Communities (new)

Filed Under: 4-H

This new Extension program will share results from our USDA-funded project to expand knowledge of biomass combined heat and power systems and other sources of energy.

Target Audience(s):

Utility companies, CHP facilities, forest products processing facilities, economic development agencies, consulting foresters, professional organizations, elected officials, farmers, and other groups


Participants will:

  • Understand the benefits of combined heat and power systems and biomass combined heat and power systems,
  • Understand if CHP systems and other energy systems (solar, etc.) would be a good fit for your needs,
  • Learn about funding sources available for renewable energy systems and funding for energy efficiency improvements, and
  • Increase knowledge about net metering and interconnection rules.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 3 or 4

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 2.5

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Video (online or DVD)
  • Group Discussion
  • Numbered Extension Publication
  • One-on-One Intervention
  • Print or Popular Articles
  • Social Media
  • Technical Assistance
  • Websites other than eXtension

Primary Contact:

Dr. Mary Love Tagert,

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Associate Extension Professor