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					Building a Sustainable Renewable
          Energy Industry




            Adele Ferranti
         Sr. Project Manager
              NYSERDA
          NYSERDA Snapshot
A Public Benefit Corporation established in
1975
Mission: to identify solutions to State’s
energy challenges in ways that benefit the
State’s economy and environment
Broad definition of “energy challenges”
Public/private partnerships – strategic
engagement
Competitive and market-oriented approach
resulting in risk reduction investments
                 RPS: Customer-Sited Tier



                                Accelerate development
                                of behind-the-meter
                                renewable technologies:
                                   photovoltaic systems
                                   fuel cells
                                   small wind turbines
courtesy Schott Applied Power      anaerobic digestors
    PV Program Focus –
  Developing a Sustainable
    Market Infrastructure

Consumer and installer tools,
information, and outreach
Nationally certified installers and safe,
reliable installations
Nationally accredited training and
certified instructors
Incentives to stimulate demand
Business assistance and R&D funding
        Quality Installations
     Through Certified Installers
NYSERDA provided $200,000 to North American
Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
27 out of 88 NYSERDA Eligible Installers are
NABCEP Certified
NYSERDA provided funding for marketing kits for
NABCEP Certified Installers and highlights certified
installers on NYSERDA Eligible Installer List
NYSERDA ISP Projects
 Ulster County BOCES
 Hudson Valley
 Community College
 4 IBEW facilities
 City University of NY
 Cattaraugus Co. BOCES
 SUNY Delhi*
 SUNY Farmingdale*
  * ISP Accredited
INSTALLER AND PRACTITIONER TRAINING
  Training held at ISP Training Sites when possible
  Training by ISP Master Trainers and National Experts
  To date, 55 Workshops with nearly 2,000 participants:
  - PV Installer Training
  - National Electric Code Training
  - PV & Energy Star Homes Training for Builders and
  Realtors
  - ISP Accreditation Workshop
  - NABCEP Exam Review Courses
  - OSHA – PV Safety Course
  - PV Primer for Utility & Code Inspectors
     Accredited Training through
   Institute for Sustainable Power
      Quality (ISPQ) Standards

Verification of training programs by a third-
party using standards, metrics and auditing
procedures
Accreditation gives training programs
credibility and acceptability
Helps put PV industry on par with other
recognized labor trades
Leads to a defined set of skills and
knowledge for the workplace
Helps build qualified workforce and strong
infrastructure
    Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
       Workforce Education Conference
               November 2006



Held at Hudson Valley Community College
Represented 30 states and 65 Community
Colleges and Technical High Schools.
Over 200 instructors, school administrators
and industry attendees
Leadership in Workforce
    Development
    Adele Ferranti
518-862-1090 Ext. 3206
   af1@nyserda.org
www.PowerNaturally.org

				
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