New York Becoming the Windy State

John Davis

Chicago might be known as the Windy City (actually dubbed for the city’s talkative politicians), but New York State seems to be putting nature’s wind to good use. reports that 9,300 customers of New York State Electric & Gas… better known as NYSEG… and another 3,000 customers of Rochester Gas & Electric… RG&E… have signed up to get wind-produced energy since the two subsidiaries of Energy East Corporation started offering the program a few years ago:

NYSEG Wind Chart “The wind energy programs at NYSEG and RG&E are a natural fit with our commitment to do all that we can to protect the environment,” said Jim Laurito, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E. “We are pleased to be able to offer this environmentally friendly, renewable energy option to our customers.”

NYSEG customers are projected to consume 33.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind energy this year. In 2007, users of RG&E should use about 19.5 million kWh.