Renewable Energy Policy

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REAP Grants Can Cover 50% of Eligible Solar Project Costs – So Who’s Eligible?

For solar sales professionals, it’s essential to stay informed about the various incentives and programs available to help your customers make the switch to solar energy. One program that is particularly beneficial for farmers and rural small business owners is the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). 

REAP grants can significantly reduce the upfront cost of […]

What is the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)? 

The Inflation Reduction Act provided many incentives for clean energy adoption across the United States. Included in the legislation was a major boost to the already existing Rural Energy for America Program (also known as REAP). REAP helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses make energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy investments to reduce their […]

FERC Orders 1920 and 1977 – What’s the Bottom Line?

The recent buzz in the electric transmission industry, which is a key part of utility-scale renewables growth, is the May 13th issuing of FERC Order 1920 and FERC Order 1977 .   

FERC Order 1920

FERC Order 1920, “Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation” has been the long-awaited rule to assist the […]

Interconnection of Renewables to Electric Transmission: Insights from Industry Expert Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor is a HeatSpring instructor who focuses on utility transmission and distribution systems, and the interconnection of renewables to those systems.

We recently asked Tim a few questions about two new courses that he has been developing.

Tim’s new course, “Introduction to Transmission” is live on HeatSpring.  “Interconnection of Solar PV to Transmission” is scheduled to […]

A Brief History of Transmission Legislation in the United States

The electricity industry in the United States has undergone significant changes over the past few decades, largely driven by a series of legislative and regulatory initiatives aimed at promoting competition, efficiency, and the integration of renewable energy resources. 

In this excerpt from the new Introduction to Transmission course, HeatSpring instructor Tim Taylor delves into the […]