Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

Wind Incentives for Eligible Installers(W3030-1)

Frank Westgate


In an Order issued in January 2001, the New York State Public Service Commission authorized funding for the continuation and expansion of the Systems Benefits Charge (SBC2) for Public Benefits Programs. One of the policy initiatives of SBC2 was to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use. To meet this initiative, a Strategic Energy Reliability Program was proposed. As part of this program, a solicitation was developed to encourage the formation of a network of eligible installers who will install end-use wind turbines. $2.5 million was set aside for this effort.

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Project Description

This project supported the installation and monitoring of a wind turbine at the Dalrymple Farm. A Bergey Excel-S wind turbine was installed on a 100 foot guyed, lattice tower.


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 dependence on fossil fuels and helps reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

Project Results

By installing this wind turbine, the Dalrymple Farm will produce about 7,000 kWh of clean, renewable electricity every year. They will also reduce their need to purchase electrical energy by 70%. Every $1.00 of NYSERDA funding leveraged $.64 in additional funding.


Frank Westgate
Po Box 810
Olcott, NY 14126

Principle Investigator

Frank Westgate

Universities Involved


Project Type:

On-site Power Production

Technologies Types:


NYSERDA Contact Information

Mark Mayhew


R&D - Mfg Tech & On-Site Pwr

Contract Details

Start Date: 1/11/2010
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: W3030-1

Last Updated: 9/26/2014