2017 : Energy

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For Gov't Energy Programs Support More Local Renewables

Gov't Energy Programs Support More Local Renewables

Federal and State subsidies, as well as reimbursement rates for power, now support a greater number of renewable sources (microhydro, geothermal, biomass, etc.) as well as community-based power generation and net metering schemes (e.g., solar panel farms). Efforts to generate and use power locally have become popular.

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NYPA to Invest $441m to Upgrade Transmission Line

Most of the green power in NYS in from the far north of the state from dams and wind farms.  the New York Power Authority will spend $441 million to replace and upgrade one of it major transmission lines to the south.  It will remain in the same ROW as it is now.

Read the news story here.

Solarize Campaign Bringing Solar Energy to North Country

Through New York State's Solar Initiative and funding from NYSERDA, ANCA has helped implement "solarize" campaigns that provide discounted pricing to community-wide solar projects. 

Read the news story here

Governor Announces $5b for Clean Energy Projects

With $5 billion, the goal is to get to 50% renewable energy by 2030.  

Read about the announcement here.

ANCA Awarded $750k to Develop Energy Project Financing

The project will create financing options for energy efficiency projects and renewable energy projects.

Read more about the grant on page 83 of the 2015 REDC awards booklet.

NYSERDA Announces Affordable Solar Program

NYSERDA has increased the incentives for low- to moderate-income homeowners to install solar panels on their roofs. The Affordable Solar Program doubles the incentive for each solar panel installed. 

Read the news story here

Solar increases 300% in North Country

2011-2014 data shows solar PV grew 300% in the region.

Read the news story here.

NYSERDA Funding 8 Clean Energy Projects in North Country

As part of the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program, NYSERDA's 8 projects throughout the North Country will serve as innovation models of clean energy, lower energy emissions and costs, and clean energy jobs.

Read more about the news here

Final Permits Issued for Link to Bring Canadian Hydro to NYC

The 330 mile project to run down Lake Champlain and the Hudson will bring hydro power to NYC.  Final approvals have been issued.

Read the news story here.



Jefferson and Lewis Cty BOCES Wins $150k for Alt Energy Coop

The cooperative will help school and county owned buildings get solar PV installed.

See page 68 of the 2014 REC Awards Booklet.

ANCA Wins $1m REDC Grant to Help Muni Energy Projects

The grant will hire and train people who can help municipalities figure how what energy projects to work on, help get grants and bids, etc.  The programs are in place, this will helps towns use the programs in all 7 NC REDC counties

See page 67 of the 2014 REDC Awards Booklet.

NYS to Finance 80mw Wind Farm

34 turbines will be located in the town of Chateaugay and 19 in the town of Belmont

Read the news story here.


Indian Lake Goes Solar

Indian Lake has singed on to a solar power contract for municipal needs.

Read the news item here.

Innovative Pumped Storage Hydro Will Use Old Mine Tunnels

The old mine tunnels in Mineville will be used for a large underground pumped storage project.  $264m project for 737 million kilowatts could see licensing in 2014. It would double the town's tax base.

Read the news story here.

$20m for Anerobic Digesters for Dariy Farms

The units will convert manure to electricity.  The new program promises to greatly expand use of these systems and reduce polluted farm runoff.

Read the news story here.

Cuomo Announces $1b Solar Initiative

It will use schools as community demonstration hubs.

Read the news story here.

State "Green Bank" OK'd to Help Fund Renewable Energy Projects

The green back will help kick start larger scale funding of renewable power projects of all kinds.

Read the news story here.

St Regis Falls Dam Replacement Design Engineering Funded

The old log crib dam supports a small hydro power operation, a campground, is a drinking water supply, fishing, boating, a wetland and it is the visual focal point of the hamlet.  Some 200 camps dot the shore line.

This is one of 8 demonstration projects  from the regional sustainability plan done a year ago that you can read here.

Turn to page 78 of the 2013 REDC grant booklet here for more details

Existing Lake Flower Dam Hydro Power Renovations Funded

This Saranac Lake project will replace the failed control systems. This will serve two goals: the dam village generate more power and better regulate the lake and river levels.

This is one of 8 demonstration projects  from the regional sustainability plan done a year ago that you can read here.

Turn to page 78 of the 2013 REDC grant booklet here for more details

LP Anerobic Digester Project Funded

The project will divert food waste from the LP transfer station and covert it to energy and other products.

Read a news article describing it here
This is one of 8 demonstration projects  from the regional sustainability plan done a year ago that you can read here.

Turn to page 78 of the 2013 REDC grant booklet here for more details

$1.9m to 8 Different Demonstration Energy Projects

The 8 projects are all different and most arise from work done a year ago on a regional energy sustainability plan you can read here.

Turn to page 78 of the 2013 grant booklet here for more details

Minerva to Get Comphrensive Energy Plan

The $51k NESERDA grant will address all town facilities energy needs and, it it hope, residential property as well.

Turn to page 77 of the REDC grant booklet here.

SUNY Canton to Get a Single Windmill Providing 50% of its Power

The $750,000 project is funded by National Grid.  The single 456' unit will provide 1.8-2.2 megawatts, about half of campus needs.

Read the news story here.

Johnstown Municipal Solar Project Considered

Johnstown is considering a no-cash solar PV project.  It may expand to include ORDA facilities at Gore.

Read the article here.. 

Dannemora Says No to Rooftop Solar

They were worried about their roof and did not want to put them on the land which is limited.  Also they are getting natural gas in the area.

Read the news here.

Warrensburg School Goes Solar

The project involves two buildings and the story talks about another school district as well.  The contractors are identified.

Read the news story here.

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