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It Isn’t Only Solar

A Panel on Diverse Renewable Energy Options
for CT Communities

Gordon Ridgway has been Cornwall’s First Selectman since 1991. In 1981 he and William F. Morrill published Renewable Energy in Northwest Connecticut, an analysis of renewable energy opportunities, including renewable resources and a vision for conservation and conversion of those resources, that became the foundation for his years of dedication to the environmental quality and economic stability of the region. Gordon will update this vision and specifically speak about how Solar, and Wood have played a part.

Mark Lenz of Lenz Electric & Systems LLC has been an electrical contractor in Kent since 1981. He is also an inventor of energy-saving switches and electrical gadgetry. Currently he is one of the state's few micro-hydro energy designers, designing systems for three local residences with former dams or steep streams just waiting for permitting. Mark will be speaking to us about this valuable resource in our region and the considerations, costs and rewards involved in a home installation.

Karen Nelson has been a Planning and Zoning Officer since 1996, serving the towns of Harwinton, New Hartford, Morris, Barkhamstead, Colebrook and Cornwall. She also works for the NW Conservation District as Program Director. Karen will discuss the new installation of 3  1.6-megawatt wind turbines in Colebrook and the environmental issues involved. This is the first approved inland project in Connecticut using no ocean wind!

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Community Updates

WOODSTOCK’S NEW 1MW SOLAR ARRAY
PROJECTED TO SAVE OVER 2.4 MILLION OVER THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS

Woodstock is currently in the process of installing their 1MW solar array.  The array will be a brownfield installation covering, what once was, their former landfill.  Concrete ballasts will weigh down the panel's framework to prevent any breach of the landfill's membrane... See Press Release

HES COPAY PRICE INCREASE

In the recent approval of the 2016-18 Conservation and Load Management (CL&M) Plan by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), there is good news and not-so-good news... Read More

 

 

Calendar Highlights

FALL GATHERING

HIGHLIGHTS OF CT’s FALL GATHERING of clean energy task forces can be found here in our Knowledge Center’s Program Archives pages. Diane Duva (the Director of Energy Demand at DEEP’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy is pictured here) facilitating the shaping of our state’s energy future.

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Clean Energy Communities Listening Session Letter of Thanks and Follow-up

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