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USDA Invests over $800,000 in Energy Infrastructure In Kansas Communities

Joe Denoyer - December 6, 2021 8:04 am

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Acting State Director for Rural Development Kansas Dan Fischer today announced that USDA is investing $833,664 to improve the energy infrastructure in 26 Kansas towns and counties.

The specifics on these Kansas projects in the area include:

  • $84,002 grant       This Rural Development investment will be used to create infrastructure to expand the sales and use of renewable fuels at Skyland Grain, LLC, fueling stations in PrestonCunningham, and Moscow. This project will increase the amount of ethanol sold by 668,205 gallons per year.
  • $14,875 grant       This Rural Development investment will be used to assist Kelman Enterprises Inc., an ag producer in Sublette, purchase and install a 15 kW Bergey Wind Turbine. This project will save $3,318 per year and will replace 60,328 kWh, or 85 percent of annual consumption, which is enough electricity to power five homes.
  • $14,875 grant       This Rural Development investment will be used to assist Thomas L. Lahey, an ag producer in Moscow, to purchase and install a 15 kW Bergey wind turbine. This project will realize $5,224 per year in savings and will replace 59,328 kWh, 100 percent of annual usage, which is enough electricity to power five homes.

 

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