Rhode Island Farm Energy Program (RIFEP) is a project of the Rhode Island Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, Inc. that serves as a resource on energy as it relates to agriculture in Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Farm Energy Program provides Ag Producers and Ag-based Small Businesses with current information on energy, grant opportunities and supportive events.

Legendís Creek Farm, located in Foster, Rhode Island, is known for its goat milk soap and other personal care products. To help save energy, the owners installed energy efficient closed cell foam insulation and new double-pane windows. They also installed a roof mount solar array of 59 panels which produce nearly 100 percent of the farm's annual energy use. Total project costs were offset through grant awards.


NEW — RI Farm Energy 101
The slide presentation, RI Farm Energy 101, introduces Energy Efficiency Improvements and Renewable Energy Systems as well as providing information on the various funding opportunities and incentives that are available for making Energy Efficiency Improvements and/or Installing a Renewable Energy System. Watch below or view as a PDF.


DEM awards Rhode Island's Agricultural Energy Program grants helping four local farms "green" operations and save energy, money.

Energy Key
Visit the "key" to energy information for Farmers and Rural Small Businesses in Rhode Island.
Follow the key questions to discover Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy opportunities
available for 2019.

RI Agricultural Energy Program – Grant Opportunity
A Cooperative Agreement between Rhode Island Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, Inc., the Department of Environmental Management, Division of Agriculture and Office of Air Resources, and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources.

Solar Checklist
A Solar Checklist for Rhode Island Farmers from the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resource.





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RI Farm Energy Program
c/o RI RC&D
2283 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919

Telephone: 401-500-0399


RIFEP Newsletter
   February 2020

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RI Agricultural Energy Program (RIAgEP)
This is a competitive grant program for the implementation of agricultural projects that improve energy efficiency and facilitate renewable energy.

Applications for the next grant cycle (March 20, 2020) are now available.
Click Here

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RI Farm Energy Pilot Geothermal Project
The Rhode Island Resource Conservation & Development Area Council, in Partnership with USDA Rural Development, is host to a new RI Farm Energy Pilot Geothermal Project. The goal of the project is to expand opportunities to implement energy improvements for RI agricultural operations.

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Rural Energy For America Program (REAP)
The next REAP deadline for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency grants and loan guarantees is October 31, 2019. Grant Application Information is available online.

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Commerce RI announces:
"Grants available now to RI farms and businesses for the installation of renewable energy. Lower your operating costs and increase your bottom line by generating electricity onsite. These grants can be combined with federal incentives and tax credits." Learn more by contacting REF@commerceri.com or by visiting their website.

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