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Livingston County named Clean Energy Community by NYSERDA

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Livingston County was recently named a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority following its efforts to create a healthy sustainable environment through investments in future-focused clean energy solutions.

The designation is earned when a county or municipality completes four High Impact Action Items from a NYSERDA List. To date, the County has completed six actions including energy benchmarking at County buildings and five virtual Clean Energy Community Training sessions in partnership with the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council.

These include battery energy storage for first responders, clean energy and your comprehensive plan, overview of the model battery energy storage system law, overview of the model solar energy law and solar PV permitting and inspecting for a total of 1,600 points.

As a result, the County is eligible to apply for thousands of dollars in funding from NYSERDA to use toward a clean energy project. As a Clean Energy Community, the County can also earn additional points to be eligible to apply for point-based grants of up to $150,000 based on the number of points earned.