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Harnessing the Wind at Osprey’s Dominion

The groundbreaking ceremony power has been used for ages. There’s always a breeze here on the North Fork.” They have been powering their vineyard’s maintenance equipment with biodiesel fuels since then, waiting for the opportunity to capture the wind.

“Naturally, money savings is a motivation. The cost of electricity is high in a winery, for cooling, pumps and everything else. And our excess goes back into the grid.” It’s a win-win situation all around. Some other wineries are not too far behind, ready to jump on the green bandwagon. Charles Massoud of Paumanok is in the process of setting solar panels on his roof, and Shinn Estate Vineyards has been trying to procure a wind turbine for some time. We’ll wait and see who lines up behind these vintage pioneers. In addition to getting a glimpse of the one-andonly turbine on the Osprey’s Dominion landscape next year, we also get to try a new wine to celebrate. Look out next year for “Flight” – a wind-inspired blend of selected whites that features a fitting picture of a wind turbine on the label. Now that’s a way to mark the occasion.

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On select trips, North Fork passengers may be required to transfer in Manorville.

The “Greenporter” Non-stop service to and from Southold and Greenport, available Eastbound on Friday; Westbound on Sunday through October.

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By Maria Orlando Pietromonaco Someday soon you may get the urge to get yourself a pair of cute wooden clogs - we’ve got a little bit o’ the Netherlands coming our way. Osprey’s Dominion is going to be the first Long Island vineyard to have a wind-powered turbine installed on its property next spring. In partnership with LIPA, Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards appointed Mattituck-based Eastern Energy Systems to erect a 20k wind turbine on the vineyard in Peconic. Last Thursday they kicked off the project with a ground-breaking ceremony. In the age of clean energy, many brave, innovative souls are harnessing the power of the sun, water and wind to keep their homes and businesses in gear. The Dutch (in addition to other Europeans) have been taking advantage of the wind for thousands of years, and it took us this long to realize they had something there. Osprey’s Dominion is taking the plunge, ready to survive on the cutting edge of green living. Before we go on, here’s a quick science lesson: There is a difference between a windmill and wind turbine. A wind turbine converts the kinetic energy of wind into mechanial energy, and if the mechanical energy is used directly by machinery, like a pump or a grinder, the machine is usually called a windmill. If the mechanical energy is instead converted to electricity, the machine is called a wind turbine. As a catalyst to lure more businesses and homeowners to the way of cleaner, more cost-effective energy, LIPA introduced its Backyard Wind Initiative this past January, which gives rebates to those who institute and utilize wind power. This effort was an add-on to the original Solar Pioneer program that rebated millions of dollars to greenconscious individuals for their “PV” (solar power) systems. The collaboration with Eastern Energy Systems (E2sys) was a perfect match, as their company’s sole purpose is to provide renewable energy products and services – solar, geothermal, and wind technology – to the mainstream. “E2sys is raising the bar for the future of wind technology on Long Island by installing the first 20k wind turbine for commercial application,” said E2sys Director of Corporate Relations, Al Harsch. “Due to the LIPA Wind Rebate program and federal tax incentives, this turbine offers tremendous benefits for business owners to operate cost effectively.” Jeffrey Lan, VP of E2sys, added “This is the first of many wind projects on Long Island that we have lined up for the future.” Though the cost of the project seems exorbitant $144,000 to be exact – the turbine is expected to produce about 42,802 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, for an energy savings of $7,918 a year. Not too shabby. In addition, LIPA is offering a rebate of an anticipated $69,401, which will negate the initial outlay. There are also some federal tax incentives that will help reduce the cost, as well as the ability for Osprey to sell unused electric energy back to LIPA. Bud Koehler and Bill Tyree, co-owners of Osprey’s Dominion, have been environmentally aware for years. “I’ve been trying to do this since 2004,” explained Koehler. “People weren’t so green back then, and the planning board turned me down. Wind

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