Department of Energy Seeks Input on $1B Rural Energy Program

The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input on a $1 billion program that stands to benefit energy generation in areas with 10,000 or fewer inhabitants.

According to Government Technology, the Department of Energy issued a request for information soliciting public input on the $1 billion program earlier this month. Feedback to the request for information can be sent to ERA@hq.doe.gov until Nov. 28 at noon ET.

The Department of Energy has said the Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas (ERA) program may support siting or upgrading transmission and distribution lines, slashing greenhouse gas emissions from rural energy generation, increasing energy efficiency and developing microgrids — localized grids that can operate autonomously.

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