Northwest Region

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Northwest CERT empowers communities and their members to adopt energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies and practices. Join us!

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Northwest Contact

Joel Anastasio
Joel Anastasio
Northwest CERT Coordinator
Headwaters Regional Development Commission
janastasio@hrdc.org
218-333-6538

Solar-powered bus shelter at Bemidji State University

Recent Blog Posts

David and Lissa facilitate conversation after the film screening and presentations
Lissa Pawlisch
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 4:43pm
On November 27, over 140 people from the Red River Valley attended a film screening of the new documentary, The Power of Minnesota, that took take place at the Historic Fargo Theatre. Event highlights included a social with appetizers, presentations from local speakers, a screening of the...
wood pellets!
Fritz Ebinger
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:29pm
The U.S. Forest Service recently announced $8 million in grant funding available for applied research projects that expand wood product and wood energy markets and improve forest health. Applications for funding will be accepted through January 23, 2019. Eligible applicants include businesses;...
Map of Minnesota locations on the National Solar Tour
Bailey Atkinson
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 2:58pm
Billed as “the largest grassroots solar, renewable energy, and sustainable living event in the nation,” the National Solar Tour is a collection of solar open houses and local solar tours around the country on October 6 & 7 in 2018. 725 homes across the country participated in 2018,...

Northwest Steering Committee

  • Paul Aakre, UM Crookston Faculty
  • Erika Adams, Biologist and Translator
  • Bob Backman, active community member
  • David Bahr, 3Suns Research
  • Anna Carlson, Bemidji State University
  • Katy Chapman, University of Minnesota Crookston
  • Roger Garton, Otter Tail Power Company
  • Linda Kingery, UM Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
  • Shannon Mortenson, City of Warren
  • Michael Triplett, White Earth Reservation Tribal Council

Northwest CERT Operating Procedures

CERTs Supported Projects

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CERTs awards Seed Grants to community groups for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. See projects or learn more about grants.

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More Resources for the Northwest Region

 
Strategic Energy Plan: Each regional team spent considerable time mapping regional energy use and identifying clean energy opportunities in its Regional Strategic Energy Plan. Read all the details on the Regional Plans page.

County Renewable Energy Inventories: The goal of these inventories is to match up local renewable energy sources with local energy demand and lessen the reliance on non-local, non-renewable energy. Click here to learn more. Click on a link below to download the inventory for your county.

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission