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Photo and Caption: N.Y. Power Authority Partners with City of New York to Complete Energy Efficiency Upgrades at Manhattan School

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April 25, 2014


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Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), speaking with students at P.S. 84 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, prior to an Earth Week event on April 25 to mark the completion of an energy efficiency lighting project at the K-5th grade elementary school. NYPA, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) have teamed on energy efficiency projects at hundreds of schools over the last two decades to cut annual utility bills by more than $22 million and greenhouse gas emissions by over 100,000 tons.

Photo Credit: NYPA

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Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), pointing to the new LED light fixtures at P.S. 84 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, at an Earth Week event on April 25 to mark the completion of an energy efficiency lighting project at the K-5th grade elementary school. NYPA, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) have teamed on energy efficiency projects at hundreds of schools over the last two decades to cut annual utility bills by more than $22 million and greenhouse gas emissions by over 100,000 tons. With Quiniones at Friday’s event were, from left, P.S. 84 Principal Robin Sundick, DCAS Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch, John Shea, CEO, DOE Division of School Facilities, Margaret Watson, president of the Green Schools Alliance, and Kathleen Grimm, DOE deputy chancellor of Operations.

Photo Credit: NYPA

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Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), speaking to students at P.S. 84 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, at an Earth Week event on April 25 to mark the completion of an energy efficiency lighting project at the K-5th grade elementary school. NYPA, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) have teamed on energy efficiency projects at hundreds of schools over the last two decades to cut annual utility bills by more than $22 million and greenhouse gas emissions by over 100,000 tons. Standing behind Quiniones at Friday’s event is DCAS Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch.

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.