N.Y. Power Authority Display Highlights Statewide Energy
Services at N.Y.S. Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators
February 17, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is spotlighting
the benefits of energy efficiency and other clean energy services with an
exhibit at the 35th Annual Legislative Conference of the New York State
Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, being held Friday through
Sunday at Empire State Plaza here.
“This is an opportunity for us to highlight some of the
innovative electricity-saving measures we’ve undertaken under Governor
Pataki to lower the electricity bills of thousands of tax-supported public
facilities across the state, including Empire State Plaza,” said Timothy S.
Carey, NYPA president and chief executive officer. “The Power Authority is a
leader in energy efficiency, not only for lowering utility bills but
strengthening reliability of electricity service and improving air quality.
This is in addition to trailblazing new, clean technologies like solar power
and fuel cells, supporting the Governor’s ambitious goal for at least 25
percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewables by 2013.”
To date, NYPA has completed 1,450 clean energy- and-
efficiency projects at more than 2,350 facilities statewide, for annual
savings of $92 million and reduction in peak electricity use by 193,000
kilowatts, or the amount of power for about 150,000 homes. These
initiatives, pursued under various energy-services programs, have also
reduced annual greenhouse gas emissions by 730,000 tons and dependence on
foreign oil by more than 1.5 million barrels a year.
Carey noted that NYPA continues to add to these numbers,
investing up to $100 million a year on its clean energy services for public
The Power Authority’s efforts have included new lighting,
heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems; automated
energy-management systems; electric motors; energy-efficient refrigerators
for public housing; and clean furnaces at public schools. NYPA’s energy
services also include placing or helping to place about 800 clean
electric-drive vehicles on the road for its statewide fleet of vehicles and
those of its customers.
The Power Authority’s exhibit at the legislative conference
features photos underscoring the value the state public power utility brings
beyond ordinary generation and transmission of electricity.
The display is being staffed by NYPA personnel at the
Empire State Plaza Concourse level.
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