Genrich celebrates Earth Day with grant news – The Press
GREEN BAY – The City of Green Bay had reason to celebrate this Earth Day, April 22, as it announced it received an $87,000 comprehensive energy planning grant from The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC).“I think we were the second highest scoring grant application in this category,” Genrich said. “So a real credit to Resiliency Coordinator Melissa Schmitz and the sustainability commission for winning this grant for the City of Green Bay and putting us on that realistic path to 100% renewable energy by 2050.” The PSC awarded $10 million in funding from the Energy Innovation Grant Program ranging in size from $26,136 to $1 million in three different categories Renewable Energy and Energy Storage, Comprehensive Energy Planning and Energy Efficiency and Demand Response.The grants went to 46 projects.
…Schmitz said an end report will be created to serve as a roadmap going forward to implement change over the next 10 to 20 years.
She said so far, the city’s efforts toward clean energy have received tremendous community support from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC).
“As partners with us, UWGB and NWTC students will have hands-on learning opportunities from this project with doing energy audits, solar site assessments and helping the city with some of the data compilation, which is very labor intensive. So we really thank our partners with those educational institutions,” Schmitz said.