Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive(25314)

Pyrus Energy, Inc.


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, 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, 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 a farm in Sprakers, Mongomery County. A Jacob 20 kW wind turbine was installed on a 120-foot self-supported lattice tower.


Wind energy benefits the public by enhancing 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 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, this farm will produce about 12,685 kWh of clean, renewable electricity every year. The users will also reduce their need to purchase electrical energy by 84%. Every $1 of NYSERDA funding leveraged $2.04 in additional funding.


Pyrus Energy, Inc.
PO Box 1226
Weedsport, NY 13166

Principle Investigator

Mike Caster

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: 12/15/2011
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 25314

Last Updated: 9/28/2014