Eco-Grid is a Hudson-based non-profit that provides the technical, outreach and management leadership for the development of a renewable-energy system in Hudson, New York – The First City of the United States
VISION: The shift to renewables can stabilize long-term energy costs, lowering such costs over time, and benefiting the local economy and the environment.
WORK: Eco-Grid has entered into a 12-month contract with NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) which will fund a major feasibility (engineering) study of district energy in Hudson, NY. Eco-Grid has already conducted a preliminary analysis of what is known as "district heating and cooling." This technology is not new; it has been in use in many cities in North America and Europe. District Energy, by definition, includes three distinct elements: a distribution network, customer connections, and one or more heat sources.