Rhode Island Farm Energy Program (RIFEP) is a project of the Rhode Island Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, Inc. that serves as a resource on energy as it relates to agriculture in Rhode Island.


The Rhode Island Farm Energy Program provides Ag Producers and Ag-based Small Businesses with current information on energy, grant opportunities and supportive events.

Women Owning Woodlands Webinars
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Join us for two very special Women Owning Woodlands webinar topics
on one day, with two opportunities to watch!

"You and Your Woods"
5:30 PM and 7:00 PM
Paul Dolan, Area Director RI Resource & Development Council
Presentation and discussion about becoming familiar your woods.

"Forest Management"
6:15 PM and 7:45 PM
Fern Graves, Coordinator RI DEM Forest Stewardship Program
Presentation and discussion about planning for forest management

To register: Call 401-500-0399 or Email rircd2283@gmail.com

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RI Renewable Energy Technical Assistance Program
RI RC&D is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a
USDA Rural Development Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA) Grant
which will provide evaluations for renewable energy projects to eligible Ag Producers
and/or Rural Small Businesses in Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Renewable Energy Technical Assistance Program
is a partnership between RI RC&D and EnSave, the recognized leader
in ag energy efficiency and renewable energy analysis, and will provide
technical assistance to help farms and rural small businesses determine
whether renewable energy is a good choice for their operation.

Eligible program participants will receive a NO COST renewable energy site assessment,
which will identify which renewable energy systems are appropriate to their sites
and evaluate the financial and technical feasibility of implementation of those systems
for their farm or rural small business.

Click here for program details and how to get started.

Geothermal Energy for Greenhouse Growing
Watch below or view as a PDF
Print Brochure:
Farmer's Guide to Geothermal in Rhode Island


Greenhouses: Conservation of Energy & Energy Efficiency
Watch below or view as a PDF.




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Mailing Address:
RI Farm Energy Program
c/o RI RC&D
2283 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919

Telephone: 401-500-0399


Rural Energy For America
Program (REAP)
The next REAP deadline for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency grants and loan guarantees is November 1, 2021.

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Commerce RI announces:
"Grants available now to RI farms and businesses for the installation of renewable energy. Lower your operating costs and increase your bottom line by generating electricity onsite. These grants can be combined with federal incentives and tax credits." Learn more by contacting REF@commerceri.com or by visiting their website.

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