Jay Peak Resort will soon complete a ground-breaking efficiency project that will benefit the resort, regional grid and utilities, and the environment. The $1 million project is a collaboration with numerous utilities and state agencies and represents one of the largest standalone carbon reduction projects in Vermont’s history, as well as one of the largest recent standalone carbon reduction projects in the U.S. ski industry, projected to achieve a carbon reduction of 2,500 tons per year, states an announcement from the resort. The project includes the installation of a 3-megawatt electric boiler capable of providing all the necessary heat for the 176-room Hotel Jay, Conference Center, and Pump House Indoor Waterpark as well as the facility’s restaurants and retail spaces. The integrated system would switch from the resort’s propane boilers to the new electric boiler at advantageous times. The ground-breaking efficiency project is three years in the making, said Mike Chait, Jay Peak Communications Manager, and it is expected to be operational by the end of May. The project is a collaboration between Medley Thermal, Vermont Electric Co-Op, Efficiency Vermont, Vermont Gas Systems, the State of Vermont, and the State of Massachusetts, all providing critical grant funding accounting for about 70% of the project cost. The work is expected to reduce the facility’s propane consumption by 60% and save the resort an estimated $250,000 annually.
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