Photo and Caption: N.Y. Power Authority Partners With the College at Brockport to Complete Latest Phase of Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Paul DeMichele, NYPA
Connie M. Cullen
April 1, 2014
Earth Month kicked off at College at Brockport in Rochester today with an event showcasing $12 million in energy efficiency improvements implemented by the New York Power Authority (NYPA). The event highlighted the completion of the latest phase of the work—a $5.1 million in ventilation and cooling upgrades which were completed under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Build Smart NY initiative which seeks to improve energy efficiency at New York state facilities by 20 percent by 2020.
NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones (right) and NYPA Trustee R. Wayne LeChase (second from right) were joined at the event by Dennis Elsenbeck, National Grid regional executive for Western NY (left) and John R. Halstead, PhD, College at Brockport president. The energy efficiency improvements will save the school more than $300,000 in energy costs annually and remove nearly 1,300 tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year. National Grid provided SUNY Brockport with a grant worth more than $150,000 for several of the upgrades.
Photo Credit: 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.