Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive(23567)

Niagara Wind & Solar Inc.


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 the 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, by year's end 2015, encumber 18,351 MWh of annual generation produced by on-site wind systems, with an associated capacity of 10.5 MW. 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 Singer Farm Naturals, Niagara County. A Bergey Excel 10 wind turbine was installed on a 120-foot self-supported lattice tower.


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's dependence on fossil fuels and helps reduce 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, Singer Farm Naturals will produce about 16,056 kWh of clean, renewable electricity every year. The users will also reduce their need to purchase electrical energy by 100%. Every $1 of NYSERDA funding leveraged $1 in additional funding.


Niagara Wind & Solar Inc.
7510 Porter Road, Suite 4
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Principle Investigator

Padma Kasthurirangan

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: 8/19/2011
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 23567

Last Updated: 9/28/2014