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Saturday, November 13, 2010
The Town of Fenner recognized by ACE NY for its support of wind energy
The Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) has awarded the town of Fenner, The Outstanding Government Leader award for facilitating the adoption of one of the first wind projects in the State of New York. Fenner, a small town in Madison County, became home of Canastota Wind Power, LLC's Fenner Wind Farm in 2001. Consisting of 20 turbines, the Fenner Wind Farm produces a total of 30 megawatts, roughly enough energy for 7,800 homes. The town of Fenner has been instrumental in the success of the Fenner Wind Farm. The town supported The Fenner Renewable Energy Center, Inc (FREE Center), a non-profit grassroots organization with a mission to educate the public about the benefits of adopting renewable energy, held fact-finding tours/public workshops, and Town Supervisor Russel Cary and the Fenner Town board shared their experience/expertise.