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Posts made in September, 2014

Former Tioga Economic Development and Planning Director Appointed To MEGA Staff

on Sep 30, 2014

At its recent Buffalo meeting the MEGA Board of Directors appointed Doug Barton to the position of Business Relations Manager. Barton retired as Director of the Department of Economic Development & Planning for Tioga County, a position he held since 2003. Barton has served on a number of local boards, as President of the Tioga County Local Development...

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Solar City to Build Buffalo Plant

on Sep 30, 2014

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new, one million-square-foot site for the future SolarCity GigaFactory facility, which will manufacture solar panels at the RiverBend site in South Buffalo. SolarCity, the nation’s largest solar power provider, will spend $5 billion over the next decade in connection with the creation and operation of the facility in New...

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Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca Announce Renewable Energy Partnership

on Sep 29, 2014

In response to the announcement today by Governor Cuomo of $94 million awarded for 142 large-scale solar energy projects across the state, Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca announce a renewable energy partnership that will generate solar power to meet a substantial portion of City government electricity needs, through a 2.4 million-watt solar array to be...

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Meeting with PSC Chair

on Sep 5, 2014

MEGA, NYSAC and EnergyNext leadership recently met with Audrey Zibelman, Chair of the NYS Public Service Commission and her staff. The very productive discussion included MEGA’s history, its goals and mission and the current state of energy procurement and needs among municipalities and other MEGA participants throughout New York State. The Chair was made aware of...

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