7 U.S. Code § 918c - Rural and remote communities electrification grants

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(a) Definitions
In this section:
(1) The term “eligible grantee” means a local government or municipality, peoples’ utility district, irrigation district, and cooperative, nonprofit, or limited-dividend association in a rural area.
(2) The term “incremental hydropower” means additional generation achieved from increased efficiency after January 1, 2005, at a hydroelectric dam that was placed in service before January 1, 2005.
(3) The term “renewable energy” means electricity generated from—
(A) a renewable energy source; or
(B) hydrogen, other than hydrogen produced from a fossil fuel, that is produced from a renewable energy source.
(4) The term “renewable energy source” means—
(A) wind;
(B) ocean waves;
(C) biomass;
(D) solar;
(E) landfill gas;
(F) incremental hydropower;
(G) livestock methane; or
(H) geothermal energy.
(5) The term “rural area” means a city, town, or unincorporated area that has a population of not more than 10,000 inhabitants.
(b) Grants
The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, may provide grants under this section to eligible grantees for the purpose of—
(1) increasing energy efficiency, siting or upgrading transmission and distribution lines serving rural areas; or
(2) providing or modernizing electric generation facilities that serve rural areas.
(c) Grant administration
(1) The Secretary shall make grants under this section based on a determination of cost-effectiveness and the most effective use of the funds to achieve the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section.
(2) For each fiscal year, the Secretary shall allocate grant funds under this section equally between the purposes described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (b) of this section.
(3) In making grants for the purposes described in subsection (b)(2) of this section, the Secretary shall give preference to renewable energy facilities.
(d) Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section $20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 through 2012.

Source

(Pub. L. 95–617, title VI, § 609, as added Pub. L. 109–58, title II, § 209,Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 657.)
Codification

Section was enacted as part of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, and not as part of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 which comprises this chapter.
Definitions

Secretary means the Secretary of Energy, see section 2602 (14) of Title 16, Conservation.

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7 CFR - Agriculture

7 CFR Part 1700 - GENERAL INFORMATION

7 CFR Part 1703 - RURAL DEVELOPMENT

7 CFR Part 1709 - ASSISTANCE TO HIGH ENERGY COST COMMUNITIES

7 CFR Part 1710 - GENERAL AND PRE-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES COMMON TO ELECTRIC LOANS AND GUARANTEES

7 CFR Part 1714 - PRE-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR INSURED ELECTRIC LOANS

7 CFR Part 1717 - POST-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES COMMON TO INSURED AND GUARANTEED ELECTRIC LOANS

7 CFR Part 1718 - LOAN SECURITY DOCUMENTS FOR ELECTRIC BORROWERS

7 CFR Part 1720 - GUARANTEES FOR BONDS AND NOTES ISSUED FOR ELECTRIFICATION OR TELEPHONE PURPOSES

7 CFR Part 1721 - POST-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR INSURED ELECTRIC LOANS

7 CFR Part 1724 - ELECTRIC ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AND DESIGN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

7 CFR Part 1726 - ELECTRIC SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

7 CFR Part 1728 - ELECTRIC STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION

7 CFR Part 1730 - ELECTRIC SYSTEM OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

7 CFR Part 1735 - GENERAL POLICIES, TYPES OF LOANS, LOAN REQUIREMENTS—TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM

7 CFR Part 1737 - PRE-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES COMMON TO INSURED AND GUARANTEED TELECOMMUNICATIONS LOANS

7 CFR Part 1738 - RURAL BROADBAND ACCESS LOANS AND LOAN GUARANTEES

7 CFR Part 1744 - POST-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES COMMON TO GUARANTEED AND INSURED TELEPHONE LOANS

7 CFR Part 1751 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PLANNING AND DESIGN CRITERIA, AND PROCEDURES

7 CFR Part 1753 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

7 CFR Part 1755 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICIES ON SPECIFICATIONS, ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS, AND STANDARD CONTRACT FORMS

7 CFR Part 1767 - ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS FOR RUS ELECTRIC BORROWERS

7 CFR Part 1770 - ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS FOR RUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BORROWERS

7 CFR Part 1773 - POLICY ON AUDITS OF RUS BORROWERS

7 CFR Part 1785 - LOAN ACCOUNT COMPUTATIONS, PROCEDURES AND POLICIES FOR ELECTRIC AND TELEPHONE BORROWERS

7 CFR Part 1786 - PREPAYMENT OF RUS GUARANTEED AND INSURED LOANS TO ELECTRIC AND TELEPHONE BORROWERS

7 CFR Part 1787

7 CFR Part 1788 - RUS FIDELITY AND INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRIC AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS BORROWERS

7 CFR Part 1792 - COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER FEDERAL STATUTES, REGULATIONS, AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS

 

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