N.Y. Power Authority Awards Contracts to New York State Businesses

Deidrea Miller
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December 21, 2012


WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees on Dec. 18 approved contract awards to several businesses with employees and operations in New York State, to implement energy efficiency projects and to provide engineering, licensing, and information technology services.  The contract awards also are supportive of initiatives by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for investment in critical energy infrastructure for spurring job development across New York State.

“The Power Authority continues to support the state’s economy through the purchase of goods and services from companies with jobs and facilities in New York,” said Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer, NYPA. “Through the competitive award of contracts to businesses with a presence in New York, we are supporting jobs across a variety of sectors and strengthening our efforts to continue innovating in the electric power industry.”

The latest contracts awarded result from competitive processes for obtaining bids from qualified companies, in response to Requests for Proposals posted on the Power Authority’s Procurement website and/or through notices published in the New York State Contract Reporter.

Applied Energy Group of Islandia in Suffolk County will share a $3 million, five-year energy services award with an out-of-state firm to provide consulting services for NYPA’s expanded energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. These firms will assist NYPA in assessing existing and new energy efficiency programs (including delivery mechanisms, organizational structure, quality control, and cost-effectiveness criteria). In 2012, NYPA launched a comprehensive initiative to improve the delivery of energy services to its customers and to further support New York State’s energy efficiency targets.

Other contracts awarded today by NYPA trustees to businesses with employees and offices or facilities in New York include: 

  • Lewis Tree Service, Inc., West Henrietta in Monroe County—awarded a four-year contract for up to $9 million. Lewis Tree Service will provide vegetation management, including various chemical, mechanical, and manual treatments, over a range of vegetation sites near high-voltage transmission lines across approximately 16,000 acres.
  • CRC Engineering, PC, New York City—awarded a four-year contract for up to $800,000. CRC Engineering, a New York State-certified Minority-Owned business enterprise, will provide engineering support services during the construction of a biomass co-generation plant that will reclaim energy by burning wood chips, reducing New York City’s dependence on fossil fuels. Upon completion of the project, the biomass plant will be owned by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. 
Purple Genie, Inc., New York City—awarded a five-year contract for up to $772,000, a New York State-certified Woman-Owned business enterprise, will provide Information Technology support services and software development that will improve collaboration and information exchanges with vendors and customers outside of NYPA. 
    In total, the NYPA Board of Trustees approved up to $47 million in contracts to New York and out-of-state vendors at its December meeting.

    About 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 is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it 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,

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