NYPA's Power Vista Will Play Host
to ASHRAE Workshop on Energy Savings for Data Centers
NOTE TO EDITOR: MEDIA IS WELCOME TO ATTEND
Lou Paonessa, Community Relations Mgr, NYPA
Jodi Dunlop, Communications Mgr, ASHRAE
August 27, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—A workshop on implementing energy savings
at data centers will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Niagara Power Project Power
Vista community room. Representatives from the American Society of
Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will
run the workshop.
The workshop will focus on how data center
operators, users, chief information officers, and data center
designers and consultants, can take advantage of energy-efficiency
opportunities. The practices are centered on three ASHRAE
publications, Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments,
Improving Datacom Facility Energy Efficiency and High Density Data
Centers – Case Studies and Best Practices. The three publications
will be available free to workshop attendees.
Advanced registration is required for the free
event and space is limited. Approximately 100 people have registered
to attend. Following the workshop, attendees will perform a survey
of current practices and energy usage for their data centers. For
more information, or to register, visit www.ashrae.org/datacenter.
The information presented could help New York data
centers see a savings of at least $25 million over the next five
years. Specifically, a 75 percent reduction in data center energy
use could be experienced.
The admission-free Power Vista opened in 1963 and
has welcomed more than six-and-a-half million visitors. Features
include over 50 state-of-the-art interactive exhibits on energy,
electricity and local history. Educational programs are offered at
no charge for students at all grade levels, though advanced
registration is required. NYPA also sponsors special events
year-round at the Power Vista.
The Power Vista is located at 5777 Lewiston Road.
The community room in the facility has recently been renovated to
allow groups of 50 to 300 people to gather in the 4,250-square-foot
open floor plan with four wall-mounted 42-inch LCD monitors, an
updated sound system, wireless microphones and source inputs
allowing presenters to provide content through DVD/VHS players and
laptop computers. NYPA has also recently installed a high-efficiency
heating and air-conditioning system and energy efficient doors and
windows to make the community room accessible year-round to
community groups and visitors to the Niagara Project.
For additional information on the community room or
on how to make a reservation, please contact a member of NYPA’s
Community Relations staff at 716-286-6661.
■ 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 a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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