News Conference at Purchase College to Spotlight Energy Efficiency Upgrades at 10 SUNY Campuses Under Gov. Cuomo’s Build Smart NY

Maura Balaban


Denise Ellison

January 22, 2014


WHITE PLAINS—Officials at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the State University of New York (SUNY) on Thursday, Jan. 23, will announce the comprehensive energy efficiency projects NYPA and SUNY have undertaken and/or completed at 10 SUNY campuses across the state in 2013 in support of Governor Cuomo’s Build Smart NY initiative. Upgrades at SUNY Purchase College will be among the energy efficiency measures highlighted.

NYPA President and Chief Executive Officer Gil C. Quiniones will be joined by Purchase College President Thomas J. Schwarz, Richard L. Kauffman, chairman New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and chairman of Energy and Finance for New York, and SUNY Vice Chancellor of Research, Dr. Timothy Killeen, to unveil nearly $80 million in cost-saving innovative energy efficiency projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 21,000 tons annually at Purchase College.

Following the news conference, tours of a recently completed 1000-ton chiller and ice storage system on the Purchase College campus will be offered. It is located a short walk from the news conference location.

NYPA-SUNY Energy Efficiency Projects in 2013

Thursday, Jan. 23

11 a.m.

SUNY Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577
Red Room/Atrium - Student Services Building

Media and others are requested to park in LOT W-2 on SUNY Purchase campus.

  • Turn onto campus from Anderson Hill Road. Stay to the center/left lane.  Turn left (at large sculpture) and follow road around about less than a mile. Pass parking LOT W-1 on right. Make right turn into W-2. This is public parking area.
  • All attendees need to walk from lot to stairs going up to main plaza.
  • Students will be on hand to help direct attendees to Student Services building.
  • Link to the campus map: http://www.purchase.edu/AboutPurchase/VisitorsGuide/CampusMap.aspx.


About NYPA:

■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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020.■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.