The 25 kW project, divided among three key sites in downtown Ashland, last year was the first renewable energy project funded by BEF. A BEF grant of $62,500 leveraged nearly $300,000 in additional investment by the City of Ashland, the Bonneville Power Administration, Avista Energy and the State of Oregon Office of Energy. Two local institutions—The Oregon Shakespearean Festival and Southern Oregon University—each invested $15,000 in the five kW installations located at their facilities.
DOVER, Del.—Chesapeake Utilities Corp. and the City of Seaford, DE, have executed a memorandum of understanding to pursue the expansion of the City’s power plant, announced Stephen Thompson, Chesapeake Utilities vice president of natural gas, and Daniel Short, Seaford’s Mayor. The memorandum of understanding, which outlines the general relationship between Chesapeake and the City of Seaford, also paves the way for negotiation and execution of more definitive agreements during the fall of 2000.