Energy Smart Comunity includes expanding the use of renewables
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Energy Smart Comunity includes expanding the use of renewables

Energy Smart Community

Energy Smart Community (ESC) was created by NYSEG in order to develop and test the technologies, markets, and choices that will help advance clean energy use in Tompkins County. This initiative aligns with Tompkins County's Energy Roadmap and  with New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision comprehensive energy strategy which mandates that, by 2030, 50 percent of New York’s energy be generated by renewable sources. It includes installing smart meters.

Energy Manager, an online portal, gives people with smart meters access to their electricity and gas usage on a daily basis, plus customized energy saving tips. Coming soon will be a series of trainings on how to use Energy Manager. 

The Tompkins County Energy Roadmap aims to reach a minimum 80 percent greenhouse gas reduction from 2008 levels by 2050, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels across all sectors. Tompkins County Planning Department explains more about the Roadmap in this presentation.

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What is ESC?

Check here to learn more about the goals of Energy Smart Community (ESC) and find out whether you live in an area where smart meters and other upgrades will be available.

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Our Role in the ESC

How can CCE-Tompkins help? As a partner with NYSEG in Energy Smart Tompkins, we're here to help you learn more about this new program.

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What are smart meters, am I able to participate in this program, and what happens to my data? Check out our FAQs to find answers to some common questions.

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Research & Additional Links

See the bigger picture of studies and what others have done.

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Sharon Anderson
Environment Team Leader
(607) 272-2292 ext. 156

Last updated March 9, 2018