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Forum focuses on changing energy sector
Forum focuses on changing energy sector

When the Rural Electrification Act of the 1930s was enacted, the country would never have imagined that its ways of producing, distributing and using energy would become outdated in less than 100 years.

Speaking Friday at the first E2 Engage Energy Conference in Paonia, Holy Cross Energy CEO Dr. Bryan Hannegan said that the current grid system has been "massively important" in the nation's economic development and global leadership.

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ENGAGE energy conference coming to Paonia Sept. 29

Plans are being made for an E2 ENGAGE Energy Conference which will bring senior multi-disciplinary energy experts and innovators from the fossil fuel and renewable energy sectors together to speak about the current state of our energy landscape in the West, and the opportunities offered by the future energy landscape.

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Cost vs. benefit of energy development aired

The North Fork Valley's Citizens for a Healthy Community group attended the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday to present results of a study the CHC has produced.

The study is titled "Economic Impact of Natural Gas Development in Delta County."

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State looking to fund ag energy efficiency projects

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service, has released $750,000 in project assistance funds through the USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The funding is available to Colorado agricultural irrigators, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries and cold storage facilities. The deadline to apply is March 31.

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Contractors, project developers invited to C-PACE workshop
Contractors, project developers invited to C-PACE workshop

Delta County contractors and project developers will have the opportunity to widen their client base under a new financing mechanism adopted in Delta County, C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy). Participating contractors must complete a C-PACE contractor application and attend an in-person contractor training.

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Check out a kill-o-watt reader at the library

Did you know that you can check out a DMEA kill-o-watt reader from Delta County Libraries? The readers can be taken home to test your electronics for energy usage.

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Delta County to decide on clean energy funding program

A program providing unique financing opportunities for commercial property owners wanting to make energy efficiency upgrades to their buildings may soon be available in Delta County.

Called Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE, the program provides "a financing tool that allows commercial and multifamily property owners to finance qualifying energy efficiency, water conservation, and other clean energy improvements on existing and newly constructed properties," according to the C-PACE website.

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Funding available for ag energy projects

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) are seeking applicants for agricultural energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The total amount available for assistance in FY 2017 is $250,000. The funding is available to Colorado agricultural irrigators, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries and cold storage facilities.

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PUC significantly reduces Black Hills electric rate request

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) slashed by about 85 percent a request by Black Hills Energy to increase electric rates by $8.5 million annually.

Final rates won't be determined until after a technical conference on Dec. 7 to input the commission's decisions on various rate adjustments into the company's cost model, but it is expected that the increase will be less than $2 million.

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Eighth graders learn about solar energy
Eighth graders learn about solar energy

Solar Energy International's Solar In the Schools (SIS) outreach program recently hosted its third Solar Lab Days for 8th grade students from Delta Middle, Cedaredge Middle, Hotchkiss K-8 and Paonia Jr./Sr. High schools. In the span of four days, 344 students came to SEI's lab facility in Paonia to participate in introductory solar energy activities and presentations.

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'Clean energy' plan questioned

The Delta County Commissioners want some light shed on a "clean energy" financing program that would involve joining a statewide special improvement district and use county offices for some program administration.

The BoCC on Monday heard a presentation from representatives of Solar Energy International of Paonia about a state program designed to encourage owners of commercial properties to install energy and water saving devices to their buildings.

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Solarize Delta County to be launched April 15

Solar Energy International (SEI) is proud to announce the April 15 launch of Solarize Delta County, an effort to increase the accessibility and affordability of solar energy for all Delta County residents. With the support of the Delta County Economic Development (DCED), Solarize Delta County seeks to raise local awareness of solar, lower the cost of solar electric (PV) systems, and significantly ramp up adoption of PV throughout Delta County.

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Solarize project installs 22 systems in the North Fork
Solarize project installs 22 systems in the North Fork

Solar Energy International (SEI) is proud to announce that the round of Solarize North Fork Valley resulted in over $400,000 in local investment through the installation of 120 kilowatts of solar in 22 new systems. For our tiny community of Hotchkiss, Crawford and Paonia, this is significant and only the beginning.

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Ramey is leaving citizens' group
Ramey is leaving citizens' group

Jim Ramey announced last week that he is stepping down after three and a half years as executive director of Citizens for a Healthy Community. Ramey is heading to The Wilderness Society's Denver office to work on energy policy after being recommended for the job.

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