2022 : Energy


For Community Net Metering Renewable Energy Takes Off

Community Net Metering Renewable Energy Takes Off

Small scale community solar and community wind sites have sprung up around the Park. They are unobtrusive (e.g., wind turbines lower than 40 ft. high) and they feed into today's grid producing less than 1.5mw of power. They provide a way for consumers to buy renewable power without incurring the capital cost of a private installation at their home. The approach is also being used to provide consumer demand for small scale hydro restarts in the region where there are many old dams that used to be power generators years ago.

Influenced Scenarios



Community Solar Now Available in the Park

Solar Farms NY is now operating 50 PV farms all over NYS.  The newest farm in Clinton County serves the NYSEG area in the northeast area of the Park.  There is no cost to join, you can exit any time.  Prices are 5% below NYESG.

See this new offering here.

Saranac Lake Dam to Boost Power Production

New controls will boost production by 80kwh to 200.  Net metering helps with the project.

Read the news story here.

NYS Public Service Commission Allows Community Net Metering

The PSC has published new rules allowing community net metering projects for renewables.

Read a summary of the ruling here.
Read the full text of the order here.

Solar Project for Three ORDA Ski Resorts Using Remote Net Metering

ORDA has selected a California company, Borego to use a NYSERDA grant to build solar arrays for Whiteface Mountain, Gore Mountain and Belleayre Ski Center using remote net metering. By March 2016 Belleayre will be 100% solar, Gore Mountain will be 85%, and Whiteface will be 40% solar. 

Read the news story here

Vermont Steps Ahead on Community Net Metering

Vermont is really moving on community solar projects

Read the news item here.

Tupper Lake plans to sell Setting Pole Dam

The Settling Pole Dam project will include 1mx of hydro electric power, enough to fun 300 homes.

Read the news story here.

Community Net-Metering Law offered in the NY Senate

S4722 offered by Betty Little would allow solar panels to be in central locations instead of at everyone's home

You can read the bill here.  Send Betty Little a letter or email expressing support.

For Community Net Metering Renewable Energy Takes Off


Biomass Energy Is a Major Source of New Jobs in the Region


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