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New Hampshire

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Enterprise Energy Fund Grants   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/14/2012
Program Overview:
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: State Grant Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, CHP/Cogeneration, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Unspecified Technologies, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Personal Computing Equipment, Data Center Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Cool Roof
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Not specified, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Nonprofit
Amount:Not specified
Maximum Incentive:Not specified
Funding Source:The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) State Energy Program (SEP)
Program Budget:$6.6 million
Start Date:03/2010
Expiration Date:Not specified
Web Site: http://www.nhcdfa.org/energy-efficiency/for-businesses
Summary:

Note: This program is fully subscribed and currently is not accepting applications. Check with the program administrator regarding the possibility of future program funding.

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) initiated the Enterprise Energy Fund in 2010. This revolving loan program, supported by State Energy Program (SEP) funds and the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), is designed to help businesses and non-profits in the state make energy improvements to their buildings. Many improvements are eligible for funding, including energy audits, whole-building improvements, equipment and appliance upgrades, lighting upgrades, heating and cooling upgrades, solar-thermal systems, and renewable energy installations, among others. The CDFA and Community Loan Fund will work with organizations to try to make the cost of financing less than the energy savings. 

Funding, when available, is awarded to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Project applications are evaluated on several criteria, including the financial stability of the business or non-profit, the age of the building for which the project is proposed, and the current energy efficiency of the building (based on an energy audit). In addition, the Enterprise Energy Fund seeks to include a wide range of business types (i.e., small and large) and promote geographic diversity

While primarily a revolving loan program, the Enterprise Energy Fund provides a limited amount of funding for grants. Grants are typically used to lower costs for non-profits that provide "essential services," and to support eligible commercial entities that invest in renewable energy systems to lower the payback period.

 


 
Contact:
  Cassandra Bradley
New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority
14 Dixon Avenue
Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 717-9114
E-Mail: cbradley@nhcdfa.org
Web Site: http://www.nhcdfa.org
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