More than 120 Submissions Received with Information on Emerging Energy Efficiency Technologies
Paul DeMichele, NYPA
April 7, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—The Energy Efficiency Innovation Collaborative (EE-INC), a public-private partnership of energy industry leaders spearheaded by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), today announced that it has received more than 120 responses during the first round of its Request for Information (RFI) on energy efficiency technologies that are commercially available, but not yet widely deployed.
EE-INC is a part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s strategic statewide vision to scale up clean energy, enhance New York State’s competitiveness for clean energy businesses, and make energy systems more resilient and reliable.
The RFI opened in early February and companies have responded that specialize in a variety of energy-saving categories, which include energy management and metering, heating and air-conditioning, lighting, modeling and analytical tools, on-site power generation and others. There has been interest from national and international firms, with a significant response from New York-based entities.
NYPA, which is financing hundreds of millions of dollars in energy efficiency projects every year in support of Governor Cuomo’s Build Smart NY initiative, is looking to incorporate emerging energy-saving technologies into the projects that it is undertaking at schools, colleges and universities, offices, health-care facilities and other public buildings throughout the state.
The collaborative will review and evaluate the responses over the next several months before working to integrate the selected technologies into the numerous energy-saving projects that NYPA is undertaking.
The RFI process is open-ended, so firms can still provide information for review by visiting www.eeinc-ny.com.
Other members of the collaborative include the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE), the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). NYPA also plans to collaborate with Empire State Development to link and leverage EE-INC with Start-Up NY.
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