ENVIROwattsLOGOKosciusko REMC  wants to help celebrate Earth Day by offering EnviroWatts grants to area non-profit organizations who are interested in conducting special projects related to helping the environment, promoting energy efficiency, or other “green” programs, such as tree plantings, in honor of Earth Day.

Through an agreement with the co-op’s power supplier, Wabash Valley Power Association, KREMC has the ability to provide renewable energy as an energy option for members. This program, called “EnviroWatts” is more commonly known as “green power.” Energy for “green power” programs are generated from environmentally friendly sources such as biomass, sun, wind, water and geothermal springs.

Both residential and commercial/industrial members may elect to pay an additional monthly amount to have their EnviroWatts energy purchase credited back to green sources. The money collected is placed in a grant fund, and those funds are being offered to qualified organizations to support environmental programs within KREMC’s service territory.

To be eligible for a grant, the organization must engage in research and the development of new renewable resources, participate in environmental or energy education, or conduct other activities or programs involving the protection of our environment. The organizations must be not-for-profit. Preference will be given to qualified organizations who are located within KREMC’s service territory, or whose activities directly benefit the KREMC service area.

At the completion of a funded project the organization must provide a report to KREMC detailing if all goals for the project have been accomplished.

EnviroWatts funds in the amount of $2,500 total will be distributed. Minimum awards will be in the amount of $250. Organizations wishing to apply for funding should download an application and return it to the co-op by April 3, 2017. If you have questions please call KREMC at (574) 267-6331.

EnviroWatts Grant Application