Olympic Regional Development Authority

Compliance with Executive Order 111 Requirements to Purchase Power from Renewable Energy Sources

Executive Order 111, which was issued in June 2001, requires all State agencies to purchase a certain portion of their electricity from renewable sources (at least 10 percent by 2005 and 20 percent by 2010). The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) operates and maintains certain sports facilities in Lake Placid and elsewhere. We found that ORDA was purchasing some of its power from renewable sources, but not enough to meet the 10 percent target. Moreover, while ORDA had developed a plan for meeting the 20 percent target, the plan could not be effective because ORDA had not accurately estimated its future energy needs. We recommended that certain improvements be made in ORDA’s efforts to comply with the Executive Order.

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