NH News
4:49 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

PUC Awards Grants For Renewable Energy

The Public Utilities Commission has awarded grants to fund renewable energy projects in the state.

Four companies and one elementary school will receive part of a one million dollar grant for projects that reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Carbon Harvest Energy will receive the largest portion of the grant -$500,000- for a landfill gas-to-energy combined heat and power plant in Lebanon.

Greenville Elementary School will receive a grant to replace its oil-fired boiler with a wood pellet one.

Revolution Energy will install and operate a solar panel system for Favorite Foods in Somersworth.

Monadnock Paper Mills and Spaulding Ave. Industrial Complex will each receive grants for hydroelectric projects.

The money comes from the state’s Renewable Energy Fund, which is funded by utilities that cannot meet the state’s renewable energy requirements.