SUNY Canton Wind Turbine To Help Reduce Energy Use

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SUNY Canton is part of a state partnership designed to reduce energy use and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.

On Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the New York Power Authority and the State University of New York are working together to undertake energy efficiency measures at 10 SUNY campuses.

The partnership will save the entire SUNY system $3.5 million each year and contribute to cleaner communities, the governor said.

The projects will reduce the university system's peak energy use by approximately 3.6 megawatts, which is enough to power some 3,600 typical homes, and help to eliminate 21,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

SUNY Canton plans to build a nearly $7 million wind turbine on campus.

The purpose of the project is to provide clean, low-cost energy to the campus while serving as an educational tool for students.

The turbine is expected to save about $371,000 on energy bills and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 2,100 tons.

See the governor’s news release
 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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