(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—
(G)livestock methane; or
(5)The term “rural area” means a city, town, or unincorporated area that has a population of not more than 10,000 inhabitants.
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.
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.
Secretary means the Secretary of Energy, see section
2602(14) of Title
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