Research Project Summary Information
On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive(29054)
Pyrus Energy, 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 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.
This project supported the installation and monitoring of a wind turbine at a home owner in Cortland, Cortland County. A Jacobs 17 kW wind turbine was installed on an eight-foot monopole 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 State’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.
By installing this wind turbine, this residence will produce about 19,687 kWh of clean, renewable electricity every year. It will also reduce the need to purchase electrical energy by 98%. Every $1 of NYSERDA funding leveraged $1.03 in additional funding.
Pyrus Energy, Inc.
PO Box 1226
Weedsport, NY 13166
On-site Power Production
NYSERDA Contact Information
R&D - Mfg Tech & On-Site Pwr