CESA SLICE Award Webinar: NYSERDA On-site Wind Development Program and NYSERDA Clean Energy Business Incubator Program
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This webinar highlighted details of two of the 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award winning programs, NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Incubator (CEBI) program, and NYSERDA’s On-Site Wind Market Development Program. Guest speakers included Jeff Peterson, Mike Shimazu, and Mark Mayhew of NYSERDA.
NYSERDA Clean Energy Incubator Program (CEBI) – NYSERDA’s CEBI program aims to create a robust, long-lasting capacity for cleantech business mentoring and support. The program supports six incubators that collectively offer a portfolio of technical and business services designed to transform commercially promising clean energy technologies into scalable businesses that can attract additional investment.
NYSERDA On-Site Wind Market Development Program – In 2003, NYSERDA implemented a standardized approach to providing incentives for the installation of behind-the-meter wind turbines (those up to 2 MW nameplate capacity). Each subsequent solicitation has incorporated program modifications based on experience and changes in the marketplace. The current round of the program has $13,800,000 available through December 31, 2015. NYSERDA’s small wind program has prompted manufacturers and installers to meet performance and safety criteria, playing a central role in the development of wind turbine installer training and certification programs, turbine eligibility criteria, and performance modeling software. These pioneering efforts have influenced and benefitted other states that support behind-the-meter wind installations.