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Clean Energy Manufacturing Incentive Grant Program

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Date Last Updated11/16/2012
Incentive TypeGrant
State/FederalVA
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeVirginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Incentive Initiation Date4/6/2011
Incentive Size and Funding SourceA clean energy manufacturer can receive a grant for up to 6 years. The aggregate amount of grants awarded and outstanding at any time cannot exceed $36 million, the current program budget. Money is appropriated to the fund at the discretion of the General Assembly.
Eligible RecipientClean energy manufacturers, defined as a biofuel producer, a manufacturer of renewable energy or nuclear equipment/products, or a manufacturer of products used for energy conservation, storage, or grid efficiency purposes. Public service corporations are not eligible for the grants.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaAn eligible project:
  • Begins or expands its operations in Virginia on or after July 1, 2011.
  • Makes a capital investment of more than $50 million in Virginia on or after July 1, 2011.
  • Creates 200 or more new full-time jobs on or after July 1, 2011.
  • Enters a memorandum of understanding setting forth the requirements for capital investment and the creation of new full-time jobs.
Other Incentive DetailsThe governor may reduce the capital investment and full-time job minimums if the manufacturer is located in an area with an unemployment rate of 1.25 times the statewide average unemployment rate of the previous year.
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