Promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in residential and commercial buildings
A large-scale, region-wide program that provides education, financing, up-to-date information, and application assistance to homeowners and businesses interested in reducing their energy usage.
Develop a regional energy roadmap
Will establish a detailed plan to achieve the Southern Tier’s desired energy portfolio.
Explore and create financing options for renewable energy and energy efficiency systems
Will provide more flexibility in financing energy improvements, and help fill gaps identified in State and Federal programs.
Facilitate deployment of solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems
Will increase regional production of electricity, heat, and hot water using energy from the sun.
Facilitate use of biomass for heating
Will increase use of wood and, potentially, fast-growing renewable crops.
Facilitate use of combined heat and power in private development projects and public facilities
Combined heat and power uses “waste” heat from the combustion process to heat buildings.