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Service & Product Provider Success Story
Service & Product Provider Partner
Atlantic Energy Services, Inc.
92 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Customer
Fonda-Fultonville Central School District
112 Old Johnson Road, Fonda, NY 12068
Business: Energy Service Company (ESCO)	Business: Public School
Tim Brock, CEO and Julie Miller, Engineer	Glen Goodale, Retired Superintendent
Phone: 518-587-3252 / Fax: 518-587-4328	Phone: 518-332-9298
Email: tbrock@atlanticenergy.net, jmiller@atlanticenergy.net Email: goodalgg@potsdam.edu
Atlantic Energy Services, Inc. assists Fonda-Fultonville Central School District in becoming the first
New York State public school district to produce 100% of their own electricity completely independent
of the utility company.
Project Scope
The project at Fonda-Fultonville Central School District included lighting retrofits, HVAC upgrades, and a
cogeneration plant with full back up power.
Project Summary
The cogeneration plant at the school includes four 330 kW cogeneration engines and one diesel backup
generator. The by-product from the plant powers an absorber chiller to provide cooling to some areas of the
school. High efficiency lighting and upgrades air handlers were also installed as part of the project.
	Energy Savings
Energy savings resulting from this project were 40 kBtu/ft2. This equates to $301,459 savings per year.
	Investment
Fonda-Fultonville Central School District invested $3,928,143 in this project.
	Financial Return
The simple payback from this project is 13.03 years, not including State Aid.
	Other Benefits
There are many benefits associated with cogeneration plants. When a facility is provided power from a
utility company there are electric losses associated that can be considered waste. Of the fuel used to
make electricity, a large portion is lost in production, while another smaller portion is lost in delivery.
On-site electrical generation eliminates delivery losses and uses the "waste" energy from production.
Monitoring & Verifying Energy Savings
The electric production of the cogeneration units is recorded monthly. The gas input purchased from the utility
is also recorded monthly. The avoided cost of paying the utility for electricity is compared to the added cost of
natural gas to determine the monthly cost savings.
Distinguishing Value
Atlantic Energy Services, Inc. assisted the schools in publicizing actions they took to improve the quality of the
buildings. The school district was recognized by the community for its participation in the use of innovative
technology. The community awareness and the positive recognition of the schools in area newspapers have
been invaluable.
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