ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2017 - National Grid and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced two demonstration projects that will provide clean geothermal heating and cooling systems to Long Island residents. The projects will serve residents in 36 sites in Long Island, including 10 people in a 55-and-over community called Glenwood Village. National Grid and NYSERDA will collaborate on collecting performance data and analyzing the information for all installations. “We believe we can help facilitate the development and adoption of geothermal heating and cooling systems,” National Grid New York President Ken Daly said. “We have always provided customers with clean natural gas, and are now demonstrating the opportunity to provide customers who currently live beyond our gas distribution network with another clean, reliable low-cost heating and cooling alternative in the future.” Increasing the use of clean heating and cooling systems will play a major role in achieving Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, NYSERA said.
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