Village of Boonville Gains NYSERDA Clean Energy Community Status – One of First in Mohawk Valley

From left: Village Trustee Dick Satterly, Village Treasurer Lisa Kaiding, retired Municipal Commisssion Superintendent Ken Stabb, Environmental Council Chair Barb Freeman, MVEDD staffer and NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities Coordinator Dan Sullivan, and Climate Action Associates, LLC, Planner Greg Mumby in the Boonville Village Chambers at the Clean Energy Community Celebration.

The Village of Boonville has completed four High Impact Energy Actions (HIAs) and has been named a Clean Energy Community by NYSERDA. Local governments must complete four of 10 High Impact Actions to earn a Clean Energy Community designation and qualify to apply for grant funding. At least two actions must have been completed after August 1, 2016.

 

The four HIAs completed by the Village were:
  • Clean Fleets – Achieve 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from buildings
  • Benchmarking – Adopt a policy to report the energy use of buildings
In addition, the Village has nearly completed documenting Clean Energy Upgrades of 10% or more.
Local governments in New York State can use the Clean Energy Communities program to implement clean energy actions, save energy costs, create jobs, and improve the environment. In addition to providing tools, resources, and technical assistance, the program recognizes and rewards leadership for the completion of clean energy projects. As a Clean Energy Community, Boonville is eligible to apply for and receive grants to fund additional clean energy projects.
Clean Energy Community Coordinators can provide free technical assistance and consulting services to local governments participating in the Clean Energy Communities program. Contact the Coordinator in your region for more information or to get started.