Indiana Rural Energy Tours
IN-ACRE was happy to sponsor and attend the first of two Indiana Rural Energy Tours. Organized and hosted by the Indiana Office of Energy Development this first tour took place in White County. Other sponsors included the IN Corn and Soybean Alliance, the Association of Indiana Counties, Waste No Energy, IN State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Farm Bureau, and EDP Renewables.
The tour consisted of many examples and presentations of rural renewable energy opportunities. These included an onsite presentation and guided tour of Waste No Energy’s Anaerobic Digester, a self-guided tour of EDP’s wind site in White County, a renewable energy projects report by IUPUI’s Dr. Peter Schubert, and a presentation by EDP Renewables on wind and solar projects. The event was very well attended and provided excellent sources of information and an opportunity to better understand what renewable energy can do for rural communities.
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