Westchester communities among those awarded microgrid study funds

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VALHALLA – Six municipalities in the
40th State Senate District have been awarded $100,000 each to support
microgrid projects. The funds will be used to conduct feasibility studies
into establishing stand alone electric systems to power vital services
in the event of a large power outage.

The Town of Cortlandt proposal would include biomass, natural gas, and
diesel, and provide power to the town hall, hospital, fire department,
water filtration plant, waste-to-energy plant, gas stations, grocery stores,
assisted living centers, and a school.

Westchester County Government’s Valhalla Campus would provide power
to Westchester Community College and the county campus and would explore
a mix of distributed energy resources including solar and combined heat
and power applications, along with battery storage.

The Town of Somers would use a microgrid to include solar and diesel.
Power would be provided to a sewage plant, activity center designated
town emergency shelter, town office, gas stations, nursing home, library,
schools, fire station, State Police station and commercial complexes.

The Village of Croton-on-Hudson would use its microgrid funding to study
the feasibility of powering a municipal building, library, three fire
stations, three schools and district office, medical clinic, grocery/pharmacy,
and gas station.

The Village of Sleepy Hollow would use its microgrid, if approved, to
power village hall, police station, fire houses, water and sewer filtration/pump
stations, pre-K schools and affordable housing.

The Village of Mount Kisco would use its funding for a mix of power generation
sources including solar, natural gas and diesel, and would provide power
to the village office, library, police station, fire departments, volunteer
ambulance corps, medical facilities, pumping stations, service stations,
schools, local industries and businesses, and shelters.