|N.Y. Power Authority Awards Contracts to New York State Businesses|
|December 21, 2012|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees on Dec. 18 approved contract awards to several businesses with employees and operations in New York State, to implement energy efficiency projects and to provide engineering, licensing, and information technology services. The contract awards also are supportive of initiatives by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for investment in critical energy infrastructure for spurring job development across New York State.
“The Power Authority continues to support the state’s economy through the purchase of goods and services from companies with jobs and facilities in New York,” said Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer, NYPA. “Through the competitive award of contracts to businesses with a presence in New York, we are supporting jobs across a variety of sectors and strengthening our efforts to continue innovating in the electric power industry.”
The latest contracts awarded result from competitive processes for obtaining bids from qualified companies, in response to Requests for Proposals posted on the Power Authority’s Procurement website and/or through notices published in the New York State Contract Reporter.
Applied Energy Group of Islandia in Suffolk County will share a $3 million, five-year energy services award with an out-of-state firm to provide consulting services for NYPA’s expanded energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. These firms will assist NYPA in assessing existing and new energy efficiency programs (including delivery mechanisms, organizational structure, quality control, and cost-effectiveness criteria). In 2012, NYPA launched a comprehensive initiative to improve the delivery of energy services to its customers and to further support New York State’s energy efficiency targets.
Other contracts awarded today by NYPA trustees to businesses with employees and offices or facilities in New York include:
■The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■For more information, www.nypa.gov
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