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Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Department of Education
WHAT: N.Y. Power Authority Partners with City of New York to Complete Energy Efficiency Upgrades at Manhattan School
WHO: Stacey Cumberbatch, DCAS Commissioner, Kathleen Grimm, DOE Deputy Chancellor of Operations, Gil C.Quiniones, NYPA President and Chief Executive Officer
WHEN: Friday, April 25, 1:00 PM
WHERE: P.S. 84 The Lillian Weber School of the Arts - 32 West 92nd Street, New York, NY 10025 - Street parking only
City Officials and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will announce that NYPA, in partnership with New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and Department of Education (DOE), has completed energy efficiency improvements at P.S. 84, the Lillian Weber School in Manhattan.
The lighting upgrades are part of a wider effort to replace lighting fixtures in classrooms, auditoriums and administrative offices throughout New York City schools to lower their utility bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
■ 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.