USDA Rural Development officials, alongside local, state, and federal partners, will visit Ord, Nebrasak at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021, to celebrate renewable energy infrastructure improvements for Scratchtown Brewing Company, LLC in recognition of Earth Day.
USDA will emphasize how several partnerships, including a $14,529 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant from USDA allowed Scratchtown Brewing Company to install a 24 kilowatt rooftop solar array and save nearly $3,300 a year in electricity costs.
Scratchtown Brewing Company owner Caleb Pollard, USDA officials and other local officials will highlight the environmental and business benefits of renewable energy and the resources available to help offset the costs of purchase and installation. The day will conclude with a presentation at the local Ord High School.
This event is free and open to the public.