LVE to offer commercial energy audits via WY grant

Lower Valley Energy (LVE) is pleased to announce funding to cover 75% of the cost of energy audits for Wyoming small businesses and agricultural producers. The audits, offered through the Business Energy Audit Program, will evaluate cost-effective technologies to reduce energy use for Lower Valley Energy members.

Funded through a grant from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development in Wyoming, this first-come, first-served program has a limited number of energy audits available through the end of March 2021, or until program funds expire. Businesses can sign up today.

“LVE is excited to provide a new resource to commercial members seeking to use energy more sensibly,” Said Amy Walton, LVE Conservation Specialist.

LVE is partnering with EnSave, Inc., an energy efficiency firm specializing in rural business and agriculture, to deliver the energy audits. Members who participate in the audit program will have access to 0% financing through Energy Conservation Works (ECW) as well as grants and loans for energy efficiency equipment from the USDA Rural Development.

“We’re very excited about this program and partnership with LVE,” said ECW Executive Director, Phil Cameron. “It complements ECW’s Business Loan Program, allowing local businesses access to low-cost audits in order to qualify for our loan program. This audit program further supports getting those dollars invested in local projects,” Cameron added.

Three types of energy audits are offered:

  1. Focused Energy Audit: detailed technical analysis of a single energy efficiency project identified by the member.
  2. Demand Management Audit: opportunities to minimize peak loads and electricity demands.
  3. Comprehensive Energy Audit: a high-level analysis of all energy efficiency opportunities.

Interested parties should call Amy @ Lower Valley Energy 307-739-6045 or email [email protected] or for more information and to sign up.

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