State Energy Research and Development Authority opens office in Watertown
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 11:39 am

WATERTOWN – Now that a Canton location has closed, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has opened a two-person office to spread the word about energy-related programs available to North Country residents.

NYSERDA’s Energy $mart programs had been administered in St. Lawrence County by Canton-based Community Energy Services, which closed last year after losing their NYSERDA support.

The Watertown office will promote NYSERDA’s New York Energy $mart Communities Program, an initiative to help local consumers and business owners learn how NYSERDA programs can save them money and cut their energy costs.

The new office covers 10 counties, working work out of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County.

NYSERDA offers a variety of programs and funding to help consumers make energy efficient choices through efficiency improvements to homes and businesses, and incentives for renewable energy technologies. NYSERDA also works to develop job training programs that prepare individuals for work in the clean energy economy.

To contact the community coordinators call 788-8450, ext. 320 or ext. 274, or at RRL55@cornell.edu or JSJ58@cornell.edu.