Portland, New York, United States

EWT is developing a 7-megawatt community wind energy project in Portland, New York under New York State’s Community Distributed Generation program. This community wind energy project offers a unique opportunity for energy consumers in Portland to benefit from renewable energy without installing or maintaining any equipment on their properties. If you pay a National Grid bill, you are eligible to join this Community DG project. The project has 7 wind turbines across 2 sites:

CDG Program in National Grid Territory

Community Distributed Generation (CDG) is a New York utility-regulated program that allows communities to benefit from affordable renewable energy. Each month, subscribers receive credits from National Grid that reduce the overall cost of their monthly electric bill. More information about the CDG program can be found on the website of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/NYSun/files/Meetings/2015-08-27/CDG-Webinar.pdf

Unlike the large utility-scale wind farms elsewhere in the state, this project will (and is required by state law to) send the value of generated energy directly to customers. And since we sell it at a discount, this means every household and small business in Portland that is a National Grid customer and signs up for the program will save on their annual electricity costs, every year. As an exclusive set of benefits for the town, EWT is committing to at least a 10% discount on electricity bill credits, reserved subscriptions, and a $100 sign-up bonus for all Portland households and small businesses. We estimate total lifetime utility bill savings potential for Portland households to be more than $3 million.

Why Portland?

First, Portland’s close proximity to Lake Erie provides steady and predictable wind. Second, Portland’s many acres of valuable agricultural land mean it’s primed for low land-use development like wind, which does not interfere with agricultural operations. Third, Portland has strong National Grid power lines that run through the town which are critical for CDG projects.


We strongly believe that this wind energy project brings many benefits to Portland: lower energy bills for Portland residents, income for the Town in the form of PILOT- and Host Community Agreement payments, continued use of agricultural land, local clean energy, education economic development and grid upgrades. Learn more about the project  and its benefits in our community information session on 22 July .

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Have a look at the FAQ section HERE or contact us at portland@ewtdirectwind.com.

Now is the time to show your support!

Any National Grid customer in Portland will be able to subscribe and access the energy produced by this community wind energy project. In the meantime, if you recognize the benefits that this project will bring to the community, register here to support this initiative and for a chance to win a USD 200 gift card!

Register to support the project and win a USD 200 gift card!

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Why EWT?

The EWT team has more than two decades of renewable industry experience, serving businesses and communities around the world. This website features some of the community energy projects that we have supported. We believe that wind energy can bring economic benefits, education and a positive environmental impact to every community.

Have a look at our website, www.ewtdirectwind.com, for more information about us, our products, and our projects.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: portland@ewtdirectwind.com