NYS Energy Plan to be released December 15

Agenda for December 15 meeting of the New York State Energy Planning Board. Scheduled for 11am, Tuesday 12/15. State Capitol Building, Room 250, Albany, New York.

Members of the public may attend the meeting. The meeting is also available through webcast:

NYPA Great Lakes wind event: Oswego 11/13

Friday, November 13, 2009

Oswego City Hall-Common Council Chambers

13 W. Oneida Street, Oswego, NY


Presentation on


by the New York Power Authority

and meet

Richard Kessel, NYPA President


More info: Mary Vanouse, Community Development Director at 315-343-3795 or mvanouse _@_ oswegony.org

NYS PSC meeting 10/28 to provide assessment of renewable initiatives

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) will hold a technical conference to explore issues associated with the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program. Issues to be discussed include benefits and costs of the program, program design and implementation, and an assessment of the potential for the development of additional renewable energy resources and associated costs.

The technical conference will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, in the 19th floor boardroom of the Commission’s Albany office at Three Empire State Plaza, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Live Internet broadcast can be viewed through NewYorkAdmin by accessing http://www.NewYorkAdmin.com from a computer capable of using RealPlayer.

Agenda here.

Wind Siting Seminar in Washington, D.C.

State of the Art in Wind Siting

Focusing on Visual impacts, Radar interference, Acoustic impacts, Climatological considerations, Property values

When: October 20-21, 2009

Where: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005.

More information and registration.

Great Lakes states wind project siting webinar August 13

There is no denying that New York is Great Lakes state (and I can say that having lived in two other Great Lakes states.)

From the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute:

Wind Project Siting in the Great Lakes Region Webinar

Attend a free webinar hosted by Windustry and the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Association on Wind Project Siting in the Great Lakes Region.

Date: Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Time: 10 am Central Time [that’s 11.a.m Eastern for we eastern Great Lakes statesers]

To Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/l2v7np2z7qk1


Laurie Jodziewicz, American Wind Energy Association. Laurie is the coordinated the AWEA Wind Energy Siting Handbook. She will be sharing with us the basic steps and considerations within the development process through to construction of the wind project

Michael Vickerman, RENEW Wisconsin. Michael is the Executive Director of RENEW Wisconsin, a non-profit that promotes clean energy strategies for powering the state’s economy in an environmentally responsible manner. In May 2009, RENEW Wisconsin received funding from the Department of Energy to fund a new project called “Sowing the Seeds for a Bountiful Harvest: Shaping the Rules and Creating the Tools for Wisconsin’s Next Generation of Wind Farms”. He will share with us his project work and how it can be used as a model to sit wind turbines.

Please contact Melissa Peterson at melissa@windustry.org or 612.870.3465

CaRDI Webinar: Wind Energy, Community Impacts and Development Approaches

CaRDI’s Sustainable Communities Webinar #6: Wind Energy, Community Impacts, and Development Approaches

When: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 2:00-3:30 p.m.


  • Chris Carrick, Senior Planner, Central New York Energy Smart Communities Coordinator
  • Brian Henehan, Senior Extension Associate, Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
  • Rod Howe, Assistant Director, Community and Economic Vitality, Cornell Cooperative Extension; Executive Director, Community and Rural Development Institute (CaRDI)
  • NYS Energy Research and Development Authority Representative (invited)

Description: Recognizing that wind energy development continues across the state, this webinar for CCE educators, municipal officials, planning staff and other community leaders will address 1) an overview of the state of wind energy development in NYS; 2) community impacts and models; and 3) Group Action on wind energy development.

To Register: E-mail Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman at hmm1@cornell.edu with your Name, Title, Affiliation, Address, Phone and Fax numbers.

Source: http://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/cals/devsoc/outreach/cardi/news/index.cfm

NYS Energy Planning Board meeting June 19

NYS Energy Planning Board to meet June 19, 2009, commencing at 1:00 p.m.

Where: State Capitol Building, Rm 250, Albany NY. Meeting also to be available online. See notice below.

Board will, among other things, review the status of the state energy plan.

Guest Notice – Energy Planning Board Mtg – June 19 2009