NYPA Announces the Completion of Energy Efficiency Upgrades at Corinth Central School District
Project estimated to save $174,000 annually
April 29, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today marked the celebration of Earth Month by announcing the completion of a comprehensive energy efficiency project throughout Corinth Central School District that will save the district $174,000 annually. The energy-saving technology will also help to eliminate 600 tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year, providing a cleaner and greener community while enhancing the learning environment for Corinth’s students.
The energy efficiency project directly supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Build Smart NY initiative to increase energy efficiency in public buildings by strategically accelerating priority improvements in energy performance.
“The energy efficiency project at the Corinth Central School District is at the center of the intersection of technology, sustainability and good public policy,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and chief executive officer. “The Power Authority is partnering with schools throughout the state to enhance the environment inside the classroom while also protecting the environment in which our schools are located.”
“Today’s announcement on the completion of an energy efficiency project for the Corinth Central School District that will help protect our environment, and save local taxpayers almost $174,000 annually, is a terrific way to observe Earth Week,” said Senator Kathleen Marchione.
“I commend the New York Power Authority for their commitment to this energy efficiency project and for successfully partnering with the Corinth Central School District. Leaving our children, and grandchildren, a healthier environment and a cleaner planet is a legacy that transcends politics and is worthy of our best efforts.”
“This is a win-win project,” said Senator Hugh T. Farley. “Not only will it save money for the Corinth School District and local taxpayers, it will reduce the environmental impacts of their energy use. These types of energy efficiency projects are an important investment in our future, and they should be encouraged and pursued.”
“I congratulate Corinth School for the completion of their energy efficiency projects,” said Assemblyman Daniel Stec. “Their efforts are good for both the taxpayers and the environment and should be commended.”
The $3 million energy efficiency project, which began in the spring of 2013, includes mechanical upgrades, weatherization and lighting modifications throughout the school district.
In addition, the improvements feature a 50-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array, which is part of the Governor’s NY-Sun initiative to increase solar power deployed across the state. The solar array is supported by a combination of grants from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and from the Power Authority.
Two New York-based contractors, Tri-Valley Plumbing and Heating and AMAHA Electric, were hired by NYPA to complete the project.
NYPA oversees the implementation of energy-efficiency projects from an initial energy audit through completion and provides upfront financing, recovering its costs by sharing in the savings on customers’ energy bills.
The Town of Corinth is located in Saratoga County, on the banks of the Hudson River in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Corinth covers 97 square miles and has 6,300 residents. Approximately 1,300 students are enrolled in the district, from kindergarten through grade 12.
■ 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.