Community Renewable Energy Deployment
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected five Community Renewable Energy Deployment (CommRE) projects to receive funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In addition to the CommRE projects, DOE has also developed a Renewable Energy Project Development Tool and webinars to provide helpful information to other community renewable energy projects.
City of Montpelier
A central district energy system is projected to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 50,000 tons—the equivalent of $15 million in annual fuel oil savings.
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe
Solar, biogas, and biomass will provide heating, cooling, and electricity for the Tribe's government buildings, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20,000 tons.
The community-owned 30 megawatt wind farm will generate enough renewable electricity to supply power to approximately 9,000 homes.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
To achieve its 37% renewable energy goal by 2020, this utility is implementing community-scale solar and biogas digestion projects.
University of California at Davis West Village
The first large-scale net-zero energy community will implement energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies paired with an on-site smart grid to reduce energy use.