The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Zotos Inteational with a 2012 Green Power Leadership Award, honoring the company for its 3.3 MW on-site wind generation project. The award, which was presented at an event held in conjunction with the 2012 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Washington, D.C., recognizes the country's leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation's voluntary green power market.
According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Zotos' project is the largest wind project of any manufacturer in the United States. It's also the first wind project of its kind in Ontario County, N.Y., and the largest private industrial wind plan in New York State.
Zotos was one of only two organizations nationwide to receive a Leadership Award for the on-site generation of green power. The company is currently working toward generating up to 5 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually from a 3.3 MW, two-turbine wind project at its 670,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Geneva. Zotos is also purchasing up to 9 million kWh of green power from Renewable Choice Energy. Combined, the on-site wind and green power purchase are enough to power 100 percent of the Geneva plant's electrical needs with renewable energy.