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Revamped website enhances shopping for energy suppliers

A revamped website has been launched to make it easier for residential consumers to shop for electricity and natural gas suppliers, the state Public Service Commission said Monday.

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WindTamer delivers mobile unit to Army

WindTamer Corp. has delivered its mobile trailer-mounted wind turbine and renewable energy storage unit to the U.S. Army at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the Rochester firm said Monday.

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RG&E works on oil cleanup in Greece

Vandals drained up to 4,800 gallons of oil from a spare transformer at a Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. substation near Russell Station in Greece, leaving an oil sheen on nearby waters, officials said Wednesday.

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NYPA extends rate freeze

The New York Power Authority is extending the hydropower rate freeze adopted by board members in 2009, and five municipal electric systems in the Rochester area stand to benefit.

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Global push drives growth at R. Brooks

Expanding its international base is helping to drive sales at R. Brooks Associates Inc. R. Brooks engineers, designs and manufactures remote and robotic tooling for the nuclear power industry. The firm deploys its systems to inspect areas and systems. In ...

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Geneva board OKs Zotos wind power project

Zotos International Inc. received final approval from the Geneva Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night for a $7 million wind power project at its Ontario County plant.

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State sets public hearing for utility rate hikes

A public hearing on proposed delivery rates for customers of Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and New York State Electric & Gas Corp. is scheduled for Aug. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, the state Public Service Commission announced Monday.

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Windtamer moves HQ to Rochester

WindTamer Corp. has moved its corporate headquarters from Geneseo, Livingston County, to Mount Read Boulevard in Rochester.

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In the wind

  Proposals are due Tuesday to participate in the New York Power Authority’s offshore wind energy initiative for the Great Lakes, with more than 30 Rochester-area firms among some 215 registered on the authority’s website. The NYPA has posted the ...

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Energy efficiency program targets small businesses

Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. is launching an energy efficiency program for small business customers with electricity demands of less than 100 kilowatts, the company announced this week.

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WindTamer removes founder from posts

WindTamer Corp. said this week Adeeb Saba, vice president of operations, will lead development efforts for the Geneseo firm’s wind turbine technology, replacing Gerald Brock, the company’s founder and inventor of WindTamer technology.

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Majority supports offshore wind power on Lake Ontario

  Three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support offshore wind power on Lake Ontario. The New York Power Authority issued a request for proposals last December to develop an offshore wind farm in Lake Ontario ...

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Products could save utilities mega-dollars

An alternative energy company with local roots is unveiling products that could result in multibillion-dollar annual savings for utility companies and might drastically reduce carbon emissions. Stephen Phillips, chief operating officer of EcoEarthEnergy Inc., said the firm’s focus is on ...

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