On Thursday March 31, 2016, the Alternative Energy and Green Efficiency class attended the North Country Community Distributed Generation Summit at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Community distributed generation (CDG) is also known as shared renewable. CDG allows customers who cannot have solar, wind, or other types of renewable energy on their site to participate in renewable energy through net metering. Net metering is a policy where utilities are required to provide bill credits or payments to customer when production of their renewable exceeds their own consumption.
Students attended presentations on land use, agricultural opportunities, financial structure, customer acquisition, working with utilities, and acceleration clean energy deployment. This was an amazing opportunity for students to see what professionals in the energy field do. More information and presentations from the event can be viewed at http://www.adirondack.org/cdgsummit