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On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive(24140)

Rural Generation & Wind (Rodney Weaver)

Background

In an Order issued in April 2010, the New York State Public Service Commission authorized a continuation of funding for a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Customer-Sited Tier (CST) Program through 2015 at $429 million, which allocated 4% of these funds ($18.175 million) to on-site wind systems. The Order also directed the development of a revised CST Operating Plan, which through its implementation would, by 12/31/15, 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 K&W Enterprises, a farm market in Albion, NY. An Xzeres 4442SR wind turbine was installed on a 140 foot guyed-lattice 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 dependence on fossil fuels and helps reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. The operation of on-site wind turbines contribute to the megawatt-hour and megawatt goals identified in the Operating Plan for the RPS CST Program.

Project Results

By installing this wind turbine, K&W Enterprises will produce about 17,645 kWh of clean, renewable electricity every year. They will also reduce their need to purchase electrical energy by 35%. Every $1.00 of NYSERDA funding leveraged $1.41 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: 10/4/2011
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 24140




Last Updated: 9/28/2014