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Incentives for Wind Turbine Installations (16316)

Rural Generation & Wind (Rodney Weaver)

Background

In an Order issued in June 2006, the New York State Public Service Commission authorized funding for a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Customer-Sited Tier (CST) Program through 2009 at $45 million, with 10% of the funds ($4.5 million) allocated to small wind systems. The Order also directed the development of a CST Operating Plan, which through its implementation would, by 12/31/09, encumber 1,800 MWh of annual generation produced by small wind systems, with an associated capacity of 1.8 MW. The CST Operating Plan was approved on February 12, 2007.

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Project Description

This project supported the installation and monitoring of a wind turbine at a residence in Central Square, Oswego County. An Xzeres 442 10 kW wind turbine was installed on 100-foot monopole tower.

Benefits

Wind energy contributes to the public benefit by enhancing the reliability of the grid, reducing peak demand, increasing in-state electricity generation, increasing the diversity of 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’s dependence on fossil fuels and helps reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. The operation of on-site wind turbines contributes to the megawatt-hour and megawatt goals identified in the Operating Plan for the RPS CST Program.

Project Results

By installing this wind turbine, this residence will produce about 9,885 kWh of clean, renewable electricity every year. It will also reduce the need to purchase electrical energy by 72%. Every $1.00 of NYSERDA funding leveraged $.78 in additional funding.

Contractor

Rural Generation & Wind (Rodney Weaver)
PO Box 263
Hastings, NY 13076

Principle Investigator

Rodney Weaver

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: 8/18/2009
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 16316




Last Updated: 9/29/2014