Photo and Caption: Five Cities Energy Master Plan for the city of Rochester

Maura Balaban
914 390-8171

February 27, 2014

City of Rochester at dusk


The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced today that work is underway on an Energy Master Plan for Rochester to help reduce overall energy costs and carbon emissions, advance energy sustainability and support green industries and jobs. A new webpage has been created to solicit ideas from the public and present details on the master-plan process, www.nypa.gov/buildsmartny/fivecities.html.

Photo Credit: NYPA

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 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 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 and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.