The DOE also allocated funds to state energy offices to provide programs for municipalities, including a sub-grant program for municipalities with fewer than 35,000 residents. The Mass. Department of Energy Resources (DOER) received $14,752,100. The Green Communities Division has allocated this funding to facilitate investments in clean energy among Massachusetts' cities and towns through the following services:
- Awarded $12.2 million in sub-grants (up to $150,000 each) to 97 municipalities to execute solar thermal and photovoltaic installations, energy savings performance contracts, and thermal-efficiency projects ( See: Municipality Projects.XLS )
- Selected three vendors to provide technical assistance consulting services (totaling $825,000) to 34 municipalities for solar photovoltaic and performance contracting projects
- Contracted Peregrine Energy Group to develop MassEnergyInsight -- a web-based data system for municipalities to manage energy use and costs of buildings and fuels; more than 100 municipalities have enrolled in and received training for this free tool
- Awarded $175,000 in funds to the Center for Ecological Training to develop building energy code training curriculum and offer free instruction on implementing the new energy code to all municipal building officials
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This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources.