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On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive(31132)

Earth Wind and Solar LLC

Background

In an Order issued in April 2010, the New York State Public Service Commission authorized a continuation of funding through 2015 for a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Customer-Sited Tier (CST) Program at $429 million, with 4% of these funds ($18.175 million) allocated to on-site wind systems. The Order also directed the development of a revised CST Operating Plan that would, through its implementation, encumber 18,351 megawatt-hours (MWh) of annual generation produced by on-site wind systems, with an associated capacity of 10.5 megawatts (MW)by year’s end 2015. The CST Operating Plan was submitted on June 25, 2010.

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Project Description

This project supported the installation and monitoring of a wind turbine at a home owner in Oswego, which is located in Oswego County. A Bergey Excel 10 wind turbine was installed on a 140’ self-supported, lattice tower.

Benefits

Wind energy benefits the public by enhancing the reliability of the grid, reducing peak demand, increasing in-state electricity generation, increasing diversity in the state’s energy supply portfolio, and making the electric-supply market more competitive by promoting consumer choice. This non-polluting source of electric generation reduces New York State’s dependence on fossil fuels and helps reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. The operation of on-site wind turbines contribute to the MWh and MW goals identified in the Operating Plan for the RPS CST Program.

Project Results

By installing this wind turbine, this residence will produce about 16,891 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean, renewable electricity every year. It will also reduce their need to purchase electrical energy by 100%. Every $1 of NYSERDA funding leveraged $1.00 in additional funding.

Contractor

Earth Wind and Solar LLC
2318 Markland Road
La Fayette, NY 13084

Principle Investigator

Gayle Wiegand

Universities Involved

Technologies

Project Type:

On-site Power Production


Technologies Types:

Wind

NYSERDA Contact Information

Mark Mayhew
MSM@nyserda.ny.gov

Program

R&D - Mfg Tech & On-Site Pwr

Contract Details

Start Date: 2/25/2013
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 31132




Last Updated: 9/29/2014