ANCA wraps up two clean energy programs this year

November, 2019

Over $2M invested in NYSERDA projects across the North Country

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association recently wrapped up two clean energy programs for municipalities.

Since 2015, the ANCA Clean Energy Program has worked with municipalities and residents to help implement two New York State Energy Research and Development Authority programs: Cleaner Greener Communities (CGC) One Stop Shop (OSS) and Clean Energy Communities (CEC). Among ANCA’s multiple and ongoing initiatives that bring clean energy investments and opportunities to North Country communities, the OSS and CEC programs provided over $2 million in energy funding to the region.

“They spoke, and we listened,” said ANCA Energy Circuit Rider Nancy Bernstein. “We were hearing from multiple municipalities that they were interested in clean energy, but did not have the time or technical expertise to fund and complete projects.”

The OSS program was designed to meet those needs by offering responsive, informed assistance to municipalities through the creation of four energy circuit rider positions and the development of tools and resources. ANCA was awarded the OSS grant in 2015 as part of NYSERDA’s Cleaner Greener Communities Program.

Over a four-year period, the ANCA energy circuit rider team connected with 195 North Country communities and assisted in completing a variety of clean energy projects including interior light-emitting diode (LED) lighting upgrades, building envelope improvements, battery storage feasibility studies, net zero design, pellet boiler installations, LED streetlight conversions, electric vehicle charging station installation, solar siting and solar installations.

Read the full article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise