Financing

Explore funding opportunities for your project and access the right contacts for more information on how to get started.

Hydrogen Pilot Project

The Wyoming Energy Authority has opened a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the State of Wyoming Pilot Project: Design and/or Construction of a Pilot Project Demonstrating “Green” or “Blue” Hydrogen Production and Use. The goal of this program is to identify actual and proposed benefits of hydrogen projects for the State of Wyoming, its residents and communities, including, but not limited to: infrastructure development, business creation or retention, job creation or retention, technological advancement, intellectual property rights, commercialization, and additional state taxes, such as sales and use and/or property tax.

Project funding is limited and non-state matching funds are expected. Projects with higher matching amounts will be scored more favorably.

View the full RFP for program details.

Resources

View our RFP Questions & Answers here.

View the recording of our Open Call webinar here and view the slide presentation here.

RFP Responses closed April 28. Awards are expected to be announced by the end of July 2021. 

Contact Anja Bendel, Program Director, with any questions. Email anja.bendel@wyo.gov or call 307-287-7160.

Bonds

Wyoming Energy Authority has the ability to issue up to $3 billion in industrial revenue bonds for energy facilities and related supporting infrastructure that may include all facilities, structures and properties incidental and necessary or useful in the production or transmission of energy. This may include transmission lines, pipelines and export facilities. Wyoming Energy Authority does not currently have the authority to issue a bond on generation projects.

When Wyoming Energy Authority’s bonding authority is used, there is no cost and no risk to the state of Wyoming. Our bonds are sold on the private market to investors and any proceeds are used to finance projects.

To learn more about our bonding authority and process, please contact Glen Murrell, Wyoming Energy Authority Executive Director, by emailing glen.murrell@wyo.gov or calling 307-823-2845.

Grants

2021 State Energy Program Grants

The State Energy Program is currently offering grants for K-12 schools for lighting retrofits, local governments for energy efficiency retrofits, and small businesses for energy audits and retrofits. Applications for these programs will be open from April 19 – May 28, 2021.

View the 2021 SEP Grant Programs Overview for full program details.

New this year! SEP has added the Agriculture and Rural Small Business Energy Audit grants. Applications for this program opened in March 2021 and will be open until all funds are expended.

WYLite Energy Audit

  • A requirement for K-12 Schools and Local Government grants
  • Free of charge for selected K-12 Schools and Local Governments
  • Grant applications are being accepted now and will close on May 28, 2021

Apply Here

K-12 Schools - Lighting Only

  • Maximum grant amount is $25,000
  • No required cash match
  • Requires a WYLite Energy Audit
  • Grant applications are being accepted now and will close on May 28, 2021.

Apply Here

Local Government Retrofit

  • Maximum grant amount is $25,000
  • 10% required cash match
  • Requires a WYLite Energy Audit
  • Grant applications are being accepted now and will close on May 28, 2021

Apply Here


Small Business Energy Audit and Retrofit

  • Maximum grant amount is $5,000
  • 25% required cash match
  • Requires a Level 2 Energy Audit by a certified auditor
  • Available to all small businesses statewide
  • Grant applications are being accepted now and will close on May 28, 2021

Apply Here

Agriculture and Rural Small Business Energy Audit Grants

  • Maximum grant amount is $3,000
  • 25% required cash match
  • Requires a Level 2 Energy Audit by a certified auditor
  • Available to all agricultural producers in Wyoming
  • Available to rural small businesses in communities of less than 50,000 people
  • Grant applications are being accepted now and the program will be open until all funds are expended

Apply Here

Contact Kaeci Daniels, Program Coordinator, with any questions. Email kaeci.daniels2@wyo.gov or call 307-635-3573.

Energy Performance Contracting

Energy Performance Contracting is a process through which energy efficiency and capital improvement upgrades are funded by the energy and maintenance cost savings generated by the improvements themselves. Those cost savings are formally “captured” and used to pay back the funding source.

For more information on Energy Performance Contracting opportunities in Wyoming, please contact Kaeci Daniels, Program Coordinator. Email kaeci.daniels2@wyo.gov or call 307-635-3573.

Prequalified Energy Service Companies

Accessing Capital

Wyoming Energy Authority leverages opportunities and resources from outside Wyoming, including grants, bonding mechanisms, government programs and private partners to develop efforts conducive to the sustainability of the energy sector in Wyoming.

To explore capital opportunities for your project, please contact Glen Murrell, Wyoming Energy Authority Executive Director, by emailing glen.murrell@wyo.gov or calling 307-823-2845.

Questions About Financing?