JAY — The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA, has designated the town of Jay a Clean Energy Community, which over time will help the community transition to cleanly produced electricity and become less reliant on fossil fuels.

To become a Clean Energy Community, the town met several state benchmarks, such as installing more efficient LED lighting, attending energy code enforcement training, adopting the state unified solar permit and adopting an energy benchmarking policy for municipal buildings.

NYSERDA rewarded the town with a $5,000 grant to be applied toward green-energy projects. The town will continue to work toward short- and long-term goals, including a community campaign to sign 10 residents up for community solar and encourage five residents to install air source heat pumps.

Jay Supervisor Matt Stanley said the initiative is part of an overall planning process to prepare Jay residents for the future in terms of energy, economy, community development and climate.

Read the full article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.


Photo by the Town of Jay