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Micro-Grid Study for Emergency Services

Broome County is looking at how to keep the lights on at its Emergency Services Department in the case of an emergency.
Broome County is looking at how to keep the lights on at its Emergency Services Department in the case of an emergency.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA, has offered to conduct a feasibility study on creating a Micro-Grid power supply for the county public safety building where Emergency Services is housed. The Micro-Grid would be a stand-alone, off the grid power provider, generator and distributor. In addition to the public safety building, which also houses the Sheriff's Office and the jail, the system might also provide power to the neighboring SUNY Broome campus, making it available as a disaster shelter. The study will look at the economic benefits, regulatory oversight, reliability and ability to connect to the grid.

The county would have to fund its construction.
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