U.S. Virgin Islands - USVI WISE Program (Virgin Islands)

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Summary

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place United States Virgin Islands


Name U.S. Virgin Islands - USVI WISE Program (Virgin Islands)
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Ceiling Fan, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Dishwasher, Doors, Duct/Air sealing, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Furnaces, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Roofs, Siding, Water Heaters, Windows, Food Service Equipment, Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2013-05-16
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 40% of project cost






Funding Source The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009; State Energy Program
Installation Requirements Quality Electric Supply, Inc. is the approved contractor for the program


Maximum Incentive $80,000






Program Administrator Virgin Islands Energy Office
Website http://www.vienergy.org/index.html


References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Summary

The Virgin Islands Energy Office has launched the USVI WISE grant program to assist small business owners in making their commercial property more energy efficient. To be eligible for the grant funds, commercial buildings must be located in the US Virgin Islands, use 30,000 kWh or less per month, and be able to pay for 60% of the project cost or the energy assessment cost if not committed to a project within 30 days of the assessment.

Additionally, the building must document a reduction of their energy consumption by at least 15% based on a comprehensive energy assessment as well as continue to monitor reduction for 12 months post the efficiency retrofit. Renewable energy systems are eligible for the USVI WISE grant program, but only after the required 15% energy savings has been met through energy conservation measures.

More information on the USVI WISE program can be found in the program brochure.

This program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) BetterBuildings Program. The DOE has awarded over $500 million in federal funds to more than 40 states, local governments, and organizations to administer local programs targeting a variety of building types. Combined, these local programs are expected to improve the efficiency of more than 170,000 buildings through 2013 and save up to $65 million in energy costs annually.

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Incentive Contact

Contact Name Nora Barger
Department Virgin Islands Energy Office
Address 4101 Mars Hill
Address 2 Frederisksted
Place St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Zip/Postal Code 00840
Phone (855) 561-5757
Phone 2 (800) 866-0079
Email nbarger@cleanenergysol.com
Website http://www.vienergy.org/


















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

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