Distributed Energy Magazine, Reader Profile | “The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York is world renowned for its cultural offerings. Recently, it gained attention for another distinction: its environmental efforts. The Association of Energy Engineers recognized the Lincoln Center with the 2018 U.S. Region I Corporate Energy Management Award. Through its participation in New York State’s Demand Management Program, the Center has been able to reduce the strain on New York City’s electrical grid. By turning off noncritical equipment and lighting, raising space temperatures, and running back-up generators, the Center was able to shed electric load during times of peak electricity demand.”
Since 2014, the Javits Center has been working with NuEnergen to participate in three distinct demand response programs. As a result, the Javits Center has generated more than $1.7MM in additional savings.
The Javits Center is tied into an aging electrical grid, and it is imperative that every electrical customer reduces consumption during days where there is high electrical demand. Days of high demand are often during the summer cooling degree days when many consumers are using air conditioning. When the grid is under duress, it triggers a demand response event - a voluntary reduction of energy for which users are compensated for kWh reduced below their pre-determined enrollment goal. As a large facility, a minor reduction in consumption can have a major impact on grid power demand and lead to additional cost savings.
NEW YORK CITY -- On May 16, 2019, The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) celebrated the top-contributing agencies to NYC’s demand response programs. Under these programs as managed by NuEnergen, buildings reduce their energy usage during periods of peak demand. DCAS manages the utility accounts for all City government agencies and the City of New York is the single largest participant in the Demand Response programs. Stand-out Agency participation included the Department of Education, New York Public Library, American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Public Library and many more.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY -- The Business Council of Westchester recently published their 2019 Westchester County Economic Development Guide which serves as a valuable resource to see just how Westchester businesses thrive within the county.
The guide leads with a warm welcome from County Executive, George Latimer stating, "Our plans to explore a new biotech frontier with the 99-year lease of the North 60 Project, our thriving healthcare sector, booming food and beverage industry, and goals to advance renewable energy and green business are just some of the reasons to bring your business here".
NuEnergen Energy Management firm of White Plains is of honorable mention as Westchester continues to feature leading-edge programs and businesses dedicated to advancing green business practices and the adoption of clean and renewable energy resources.
NEW YORK -- The Northeast and Caribbean Region of the U.S. General Services Administration hosted an Earth Day event on April 23 where they celebrated the partnerships that have contributed to their green energy projects. Among the vendors was NuEnergen Energy Consulting who is responsible for managing the GSA’s Region 2 Demand Response enrollment, participation and lucrative success.
NuEnergen welcomes new Demand Response program participants, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the David K. Koch Theatre and several New York City public schools.
Together, the 26 new facilities boost the city’s Department of Citywide Administrative services participating locations to now nearly 500 sites where they will collectively curb energy use by 110 megawatts this summer should the power grid be stressed. The anticipated reduction in carbon dioxide emissions is equivalent to the burning of 85,000 pounds of coal, DCAS said in an interview with AMNY.
The New York City Council passed legislation to help build a “Green New Deal for New York City”. The Climate Mobilization Act passed last week by a sweeping 45-2. The suite of 10 bills and resolutions is noted to be the largest single carbon reduction effort that any city, anywhere, has ever put forward.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York's new measure, is the first in the world to actually mandate changes from existing buildings rather than solely new builds. Among the bundle of bills is Intro 1235 that expands Local Law 87 retro-commissioning and audit requirements to buildings greater than 25,000 square feet. New York City’s largest buildings are the main target for the building energy and carbon emissions efforts which are reported to make up less than 2 percent of the city’s real estate, but account for roughly half of its energy use.
April 11, 2019 – Westchester County Executive George Latimer delivered his State of the County address in White Plains, NY. The remarks recounted the accomplishments made by Latimer and his administration throughout the first year of his term.
Among the many initiatives listed of working together to achieve more for the residents of Westchester County included program participation for Demand Response as managed by NuEnergen, LLC.
The Energy Utility marketplace is filled with dozens of rebates, incentives, programs and credits that are available for Clients to take advantage of. Time and time again, we find there is one of several credits that is often overlooked regarding Cooling Tower sewage fees.
Sewage fees are based on the amount of incoming water supplied by water suppliers. Water suppliers assume the amount of water sent down the drain, is the same amount of water coming in. With Cooling Towers, this is simply not the case due to evaporation.
Demand response is used as a resource for balancing energy supply and demand and helps protect against unplanned power outages. Demand response programs offer financial incentives to owners of facilities, in this case the County, which can reduce the need for kilowatts (kW) during times of high stress on the region’s electric grid.