This is part of a larger set of investments totaling over $900,000 secured by Senators Warnock and Ossoff
Investments in 5 counties across Georgia were made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act, championed by Senators Reverend Warnock, Ossoff
Senator Reverend Warnock: “These latest investments in Emanuel County and across Georgia will help our rural communities adopt energy efficient systems designed to save them money and better protect our planet and its resources”
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) announced a new federal grant for Emanuel County, Georgia totaling $102,009, made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), legislation championed by the Senator for its investments in the state. This latest federal investment will be used to purchase and install a 121.4 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia for a rural small business specializing in equipment manufacturing. This project will produce 163,311 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, which is enough electricity to power 15 homes, and will save $27,412 a year.
“These latest investments in Emanuel County and across Georgia will help our rural communities adopt energy efficient systems designed to save them money and better protect our planet and its resources,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “Our rural communities are the heart of our state and too often get left behind when it comes to federal funding, so I’m deeply committed to continuing my work in Washington to reverse that trend in Georgia.”
This is part of a larger set of federal investments announced by Senators Reverend Warnock and Ossoff to assist Georgia farmers, rural small businesses, and local governments in developing renewable energy systems and in making energy-efficient improvements to their operations. The investments will go towards solar power, electric irrigation, poultry house upgrades, and other rural community development projects in 5 counties throughout the state. The funds were made possible by the IRA, which provided $2 billion to the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement grants for agricultural producers and rural small business owners. With the infusion of funds from the IRA, local communities will see greater federal support to cover the cost of energy efficiency projects.