September 17 - Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of Initiative to Bring New Energy Efficient Technologies into the Marketplace - N.Y. Power Authority Issues Request for Proposals for Advancing Use of Latest Energy Efficiency Technologies (Governor's News Release)
Under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYPA has launched a five-year, $30 million Energy Efficiency Market Acceleration Program (EE-MAP) to advance market development and commercialization of new energy efficiency technologies to support New York State’s clean energy economy, cut costs and improve efficiency at public facilities statewide.
Through public-private partnerships, NYPA will develop new market channels with demonstration projects, technology–transfer activities, training programs and technical support, strengthening New York State’s position as a leader in clean energy.
The Power Authority has teamed with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and with the utility industry’s Electric Power Research Institute to catalog state-of-the-art products and services, identify commercial trends, and screen and track emerging technologies.
“Governor Andrew Cuomo has tasked the Power Authority and other state agencies with ensuring New York is in the vanguard of integrating the latest energy efficiency technologies,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and chief executive officer. “That’s what we’re doing by partnering with organizations engaged in these technologies and who are well versed in designing programs for expanding their utilization.”