On April 26, 2017, NuEnergen had the pleasure to celebrate a major accomplishment with the GSA Region 2 related to the Agency’s participation in NuEnergen's Demand Response program. The GSA works with NuEnergen to translate sustainability policy into action. Since the inception of the program in 2011, the GSA has been a key player in reducing electrical energy usage during periods of high demand when the grid is stressed.
On April 13, 2017, New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), celebrated its successful participation in Summer 2016 Demand Response programs. The awards were presented to the high-achievers of schools, museums and other city agencies, in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the "Citywide Demand Response Program". The City was also presented with a substantial check, by NuEnergen’s CEO, Kevin Hamilton.
In partnership with NuEnergen, the City of New York has achieved a highly successful energy curtailment program, positioning the City as one of the most successful Municipal Demand Response programs in the country.
The Importance of Demand Response
The benefits of participation in demand response programs extend far beyond the city limits, as it represents a solid, on-going revenue stream for the City. Demand Response funds are used for energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives. Every participating building contributed in positioning the City of New York as a leader in the nation for demand response program implementation.
Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1999. It was created to be the “voice of the Demand Response Practitioners” and it’s member organizations share expertise to educate each other and explore innovative approaches to Demand Response programs.
About the Award
Earlier this week, PLMA announced the eight winners of its 14th Annual PLMA Awards. The Awards were presented during the 35th PLMA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Among other organizations in both, public and private sector, the city of New York received the national award recognition to the City’s Municipal Demand Response Program.
Demand Response has become a critically important energy program for the city of New York, including more than 340 facilities across 20 city agencies and organizations, responsible for a significant reduction of the load of the locations engaged and the City’s municipal peak load in general.
Happy Wednesday. We are happy to share the latest press release from the Peak Load Management Alliance (PMLA) in recognition to the City of New York, with respect to the city's achievements with Demand Response program participation - Enjoy.
WHAT IS EARTH HOUR?
On Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm, millions of people will switch off the non-essential lights of homes and businesses for one hour, with the intention to attract attention to climate change actions.
EARTH HOUR IMPACT
In its 2016 Earth Hour Report, the WWF explains details on how this “Mass engagement platform for climate change” inspires millions around the world to engage and actively participate in global efforts to fight climate change. Since its beginning in 2007, Earth Hour wants to empower individual changes and legislative actions to protect natural resources and to encourage a sustainable culture.
March 8th marks International Women's Day, a global event dedicated to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In celebration of this international event, The Huffington Post published an article called: An International Women's Day Special. In this article, the writer, Laura Dunn, interviewed five succesful women and asked two questions: What International Women's Day means to them and How are they supporting other women. From creating a 50:50 balance of male and female employees, to promoting education, these women recognize the important professional role of women, and NuEnergen does too. Women are source of inspiration for the family and society. As writer Carly Stephan said: "While we get busy with the ‘doing’ perhaps we should consider getting more innovative, a bit more radical, and a bit more insistent that positive change comes for the world’s women sooner than what a lot of us are currently accepting."
Happy Women's Day to our employees, clients, friends, family and all the women of the world.
During the month of January, SUNY New paltz published an article on how the university was awarded $1.4 million for sustainable energy projects in 2016. The article highlights programs the school implemented during the last year that yielded significant funding for campus energy projects, including Demand Response.
The 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation took place in San Francisco in early June. Honorable Jim Carr (Canada's Minister of Natural Resources), Pedro Joaquin Coldwell (Mexico's Secretary of Energy), and Dr. Ernest Moniz (United States Secretary of Energy) all showed their support and interest in mutual clean energy. The collective progress made to date by the three countries include but are not limited to accelerating investments in clean energy research, launching the North American Renewable Integration Study, and identifying shared North American priorities for collaboration on clean energy innovation technology.
New York Presbyterian Hospital is one of the nation's most reputable, academic health care delivery systems. The hospital has built its reputation based on its commitment to highest quality of service and compassionate care for it's patients. NYP's commitment to excellence does not end there. For "Earth Day", the hospital decided to host different events during the entire month throughout all of its health system campuses. From April 8th trough May 28th, service providers, organizations, employees and visitors have enjoyed the events in celebration of our delicate ecosystem.
NuEnergen is honored to have been invited by New York Presbyterian to participate in Earth Day celebrations and, more importantly, to be one of the NYP service providers contributing to hospital's commitment to sustainability.