Sullivan County


Sullivan County Office of Sustainable Energy Monthly Report for May 2018


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·              Worked with the County Manager’s Office, Public Works and Purchasing to develop and issue a Request for Proposal for the development of a solar photovoltaic system at the County landfill.  The Project would be developed as a Community Distributed Generation Project and would be targeted to benefit residents, businesses, not for profits, and school and municipal entities in the Village and the County.

·              OSE has worked with Public Works to identify a project for the Clean Energy Communities grant which we will be submitting by July 5, 2018.  After many hours of research it has been determined that replacement of the domestic hot water system at the Care Center at Sunset Lake would be most appropriate.  This will address a capital need of the County while reducing overall energy needs and further reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels. A resolution is on the agenda today for consideration to allow us to proceed with the application.

·              Met with the Deputy Director of Human Resources to discuss incorporation of County policies and best practices into new employee orientation.

·              Our efforts toward retrofitting our street lights and parking lot lights continues to move forward as NYSEG has made contact with the County regarding our request for information and NYPA continues to make headway on the Sullivan County (county wide) project.

·              Benchmarking data entry has been completed for all 2017 data, well before the July 1st deadline set forth in the County policy.  We are now analyzing the data and reworking the design of the reports to make them more user friendly. Reports will be posted to the County website prior to the deadline of September 1st.



·              Presented at Leadership Sullivan.  The presentation covered New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)” proceedings and the many ways that Sullivan County has aligned its energy and sustainability goals with REV and the New York State Clean Energy Plan.  Feedback received from Leadership was very positive and we have already been invited back for future classes.

·              The NYSERDA training for building inspectors and code enforcement officers for large scale solar development will take place on June 11, 2018 in the Legislative Hearing Room from 7-9pm.

·              Finalized content to be included on the redesigned County website.  New content is clearer, easy to read, and visually more engaging through the use of color and images.