Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Upgrades at SUNY Upstate Medical University (photo and caption)

Connie Cullen
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April 25, 2013


Read full news release: Governor Cuomo Announces Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Upgrades at SUNY Upstate Medical University



For Earth Week, $21 million in energy efficiency upgrades at SUNY Upstate Medical University, one of the largest projects to date under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ‘Build Smart NY’ initiative, are announced at a news conference on April 25 by, from left, Dr. David R. Smith, MD, president of SUNY Upstate Medical University; Joanne M. Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive and NYPA Trustee, and Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer, NYPA.

Photo Credit:  NYPA


The New York Power Authority 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 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 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 or follow @NYPAenergy on Twitter.

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