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The following is a list of programs, contacts, and incentives specific to each Midwest state. For a more complete list, please visit the “Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE)”, a comprehensive source of information on the status of programs and incentives that promote renewable energy. The database tracks information on financial incentives, regulatory policies and awareness and investment programs and is accessible online at http://www.dsireusa.org/. DSIRE is an ongoing project of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Power Technologies and managed by the North Carolina Solar Center.

Financial Incentives and Programs

Solar Access Easement
Indiana's solar easement provisions do not create an automatic right to sunlight but allow parties to voluntarily enter into solar easement contracts that are enforceable by law. For more information, contact Indiana Department of Commerce Energy and Recycling Office.

Indiana Department of Commerce Energy and Recycling Office
The Energy and Recycling Office of the Indiana Department of Commerce is committed to promoting sustainable economic development in Indiana. The Energy and Recycling Office helps businesses throughout the state develop cleaner, more efficient processes. Eligible projects include non-transportation applications of solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, alcohol fuels, waste-to-energy and biomass technologies. These systems may be applied to the direct generation of electricity (for either on-site use or placement of power onto a utility grid), heating and/or cooling of buildings, or the production of fuels. Maximum grant amount is $30,000 and matches of at least 70% of project costs are required. For more information, contact the Energy and Recycling Office of the Indiana Department of Commerce.

Energy Demonstration Project Grants
This program makes grants up to $30,000 for projects that demonstrate applications of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for businesses, institutions or units of local government. Residential projects are not eligible. To be eligible for consideration, a project must demonstrate a commercially available technology--research projects will not be funded. Each project must demonstrate either a novel technology or a novel application of an available technology, or a technology that is uncommon in Indiana. Each project must include a public education component, such as being integrated into an established educational program or being located at a major public facility that provides tours. For more information, contact the Energy and Recycling Office of the Indiana Department of Commerce.

Net Metering
As part of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's overall cogeneration and small power production rules, Indiana has adopted net billing rules for generators producing less than 1,000 kWh per month. Indiana is the only state with net metering rules that has set the individual system limit based on kilowatt hours (actual output) instead of kilowatts (rated capacity). Qualifying facilities must be renewable energy generators including waste methane recovery systems. There is no statewide limit on the total capacity that may be generated by qualifying facilities engaged in net metering.

For generators producing less than 1,000 kWh per month, net excess generation is granted to the utilities. For systems producing more than 1,000 kWh per month, generators can request that the utility purchase the net generation, in which case two meters are installed. For more information, contact the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

Interconnection
No interconnection guidelines are available at this time.

State Energy Office and Regulatory Commission Contacts
 

Indiana Department of Commerce Energy and Recycling Office
As a division of the Indiana Department of Commerce, the Energy and Recycling Office is committed to promoting sustainable economic development in Indiana. The Energy and Recycling Office helps businesses throughout the state develop cleaner, more efficient processes. Through a series of grants and loans that encourage the preservation of Indiana's natural resources, the division helps companies save on energy costs. A variety of programs are available for recycled content manufacturing facilities, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects are available for businesses, institutions, and units of local government.

For more information, contact:
Indiana Department of Commerce
Energy Policy Division
One North Capitol, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-8800
www.state.in.us/doc/businesses/Energy.html

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s (IURC) mission is to assure that utilities and others use adequate planning and resources for the provision of safe and reliable utility services at reasonable cost. The IURC
is a fact-finding body that hears evidence in cases filed before it and makes decisions based on the evidence presented in those cases. An advocate of neither the public nor the utilities, the IURC is required by state statute to make decisions that balance the interests of all parties to ensure the utilities provide adequate and reliable service at reasonable prices. The IURC regulates electric, natural gas, telecommunications, steam, water and sewer utilities. The Commission regulates various aspects of the public utilities' business including the rates, financing, bonding, environmental compliance plans and service territories.

For more information, contact:
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
302 West Washington Street, Suite E306
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-2700
www.state.in.us/iurc/

 

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