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Wind Incentives for Eligible Installers(15375)

Rural Generation & Wind (Rodney Weaver)


In an Order issued in June 2006, the New York State Public Service Commission authorized funding for a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Customer-Sited Tier (CST) Program through 2009 at $45 million, allocating 10% of these funds ($4.5 million) to small wind systems. The Order also directed the development of a CST Operating Plan, which through its implementation would, by year's end 2009, encumber 1,800 MWh of annual generation produced by small wind systems, with an associated capacity of 1.8 MW. The CST Operating Plan was approved on February 12, 2007.

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Project Description

This project supported the installation and monitoring of a wind turbine at a residence in Parish, Oswego County. A ReDriven 10 kW wind turbine was installed on a 120-foot hydraulic tilt-up monopole tower.


Wind energy benefits the state's public by enhancing reliability of the grid, reducing peak demand, increasing in-state electricity generation, increasing diversity of the 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 the emission of greenhouse gases. 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, this residence will produce about 11,243 kWh of clean, renewable electricity every year. Its users will also reduce their need to purchase electrical energy by 68 percent. Every $1 of NYSERDA funding leveraged $.97 in additional funding.


Rural Generation & Wind (Rodney Weaver)
PO Box 263
Hastings, NY 13076

Principle Investigator

Rodney Weaver

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: 8/27/2009
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 15375

Last Updated: 3/8/2013 9