Tag Archives: The North Platte Bulletin

Fremont’s Community Solar Farm in final approval stage

By Sam Pimper, Fremont Tribune

The farm itself will encompass approximately 5 of the 10-acre plot being developed. The Community Solar farm would consist of approximately 3,900 panels, and anybody who is a customer of the Fremont Department of Utilities would have the opportunity to purchase solar shares that would cover up to 80 percent of their used Kilowatt-hours. Currently, more than 40-percent of the farm has been sold, with nearly 50 percent of signups happening within two weeks. Read more here.

Photo: Dodge County Courthouse. Credit: Chris Bristol


USDA REAP grants create 70 energy efficiency & renewable energy projects in Nebraska

Hehnke's Grocery StoreYesterday, Deputy USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development, Vernita Dore and USDA Rural Development Nebraska Director, Maxine Moul visited Hehnke’s Grocery Store in Paxton to honor the business for its energy efficiency improvements, made possible by one of 70 Nebraska USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant awards. The following excerpt is from a story published in today’s North Platte Bulletin:

“This REAP funding will help the storeowners save on energy costs and those savings can be reinvested into the business to further its success,” said Deputy Under Secretary Dore. “USDA is committed to increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy in America.”

In federal fiscal year 2015, USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program delivered funds to 70 Nebraska projects for $1.8 millionfor renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. 

Read the entire article here.

Deputy Under Secretary For Rural Development Visits Hehnke’s Grocery Store In Paxton, KTIC
Spring Deadline for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants