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Title: SENECA NATION FINAL REPORT Installation of a 1.5MW WIND TURBINE

Abstract

In February 2014, Seneca Energy and the Seneca Nation officially kicked off the Cattaraugus wind turbine project. The project began with a nine month NEPA study, which resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact on 10/5/2015. The Seneca Construction Management Company was responsible for the oversight of the civil and foundation construction which commenced shortly after the FONSI was finalized. In April 2017, the Seneca Nation paid its first $25 credit to residents enrolled in the “Seneca Electricity Credit Program”. The $25 credit is applied directly to resident’s utility invoices and will total $300 of savings every year and ~$8,000 of savings over the project lifecycle. The Seneca Nation has already paid $40,000 towards resident’s electricity bills since the commissioning of the wind turbine in April 2017. The Seneca Electricity Credit Program was one of the primary driving factors for the project and we continue to have additional residents enroll for the program each month. Our goal is to continue to add residents to our credit program and assist them in keeping electricity rates down, so that they can use their money for other necessary living expenses. The Seneca Nation and Seneca Energy are extremely proud of the Cattaraugusmore » wind turbine as well as all of the other exciting energy projects taking place on territory. We are continuing to follow our Strategic Energy Plan as we move forward towards achieving energy self-sufficiency.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Seneca Nation, Salamanca, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Seneca Nation, Salamanca, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE The Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (IE)
Contributing Org.:
Sustainable Energy Developments, Utility Reduction Specialists
OSTI Identifier:
1393481
Report Number(s):
DOE-SNI-6475
DOE Contract Number:
EE0006475
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Giacobbe, Anthony. SENECA NATION FINAL REPORT Installation of a 1.5MW WIND TURBINE. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1393481.
Giacobbe, Anthony. SENECA NATION FINAL REPORT Installation of a 1.5MW WIND TURBINE. United States. doi:10.2172/1393481.
Giacobbe, Anthony. Thu . "SENECA NATION FINAL REPORT Installation of a 1.5MW WIND TURBINE". United States. doi:10.2172/1393481. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1393481.
@article{osti_1393481,
title = {SENECA NATION FINAL REPORT Installation of a 1.5MW WIND TURBINE},
author = {Giacobbe, Anthony},
abstractNote = {In February 2014, Seneca Energy and the Seneca Nation officially kicked off the Cattaraugus wind turbine project. The project began with a nine month NEPA study, which resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact on 10/5/2015. The Seneca Construction Management Company was responsible for the oversight of the civil and foundation construction which commenced shortly after the FONSI was finalized. In April 2017, the Seneca Nation paid its first $25 credit to residents enrolled in the “Seneca Electricity Credit Program”. The $25 credit is applied directly to resident’s utility invoices and will total $300 of savings every year and ~$8,000 of savings over the project lifecycle. The Seneca Nation has already paid $40,000 towards resident’s electricity bills since the commissioning of the wind turbine in April 2017. The Seneca Electricity Credit Program was one of the primary driving factors for the project and we continue to have additional residents enroll for the program each month. Our goal is to continue to add residents to our credit program and assist them in keeping electricity rates down, so that they can use their money for other necessary living expenses. The Seneca Nation and Seneca Energy are extremely proud of the Cattaraugus wind turbine as well as all of the other exciting energy projects taking place on territory. We are continuing to follow our Strategic Energy Plan as we move forward towards achieving energy self-sufficiency.},
doi = {10.2172/1393481},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 21 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Sep 21 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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