This December, the New York Public Service Commission approved two initiatives to address climate change:
On December 4th, 2018, the Jacob Javits Convention Center was presented with a check from NuEnergen Energy Management and Consulting for more than $500,000. The check represents their largest-ever Demand Response earnings thanks to their summer 2018 participation. Demand Response is a program run by the utility and power grid to balance energy supply and demand and helps protect against unplanned power outages. Clients get paid for curtailment participation when the grid is stressed and at risk of failure.
New York City stays cool this summer as they actively work to reduce energy usage. Spectrum News NY1 got a tour of the command center used by citywide administrative services. Through NuEnergen’s online dashboard, EnerTrac, DCAS can instantly access their energy usage. DCAS uses this web-based tool to track energy use at facilities across the five boroughs. When there is a spike in energy use during a heatwave and there is a risk of a brownout or blackout, DCAS and NuEnergen work together to notify the tenants to curtail power. When demand is high – which is also when everyone is using their A/C – prices can get very high. Cutting back on air conditioning is also good for the environment because it reduces carbon emissions. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services helps tenants understand that it’s for the good for all New Yorkers, the environment and helps save on energy costs. Check out the video below to see how NYC is keeping an eye on energy this summer.
On April 11, 2018, The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) received a check for over $10 million due to its enrollment in our Demand Response program with NYISO and Con Edison. 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.
"Over the past several years, the City of New York has made tremendous progress with respect to demand response program implementation...the likes of which no other city in America has matched. NuEnergen is proud to serve the City of New York as we work together in continuing to build upon past successes," said Kevin Hamilton, President and CEO of NuEnergen, LLC.
Under this program with NuEnergen, buildings reduce their energy usage during periods of peak demand. Representatives from various City Agencies were on hand to receive updates on the Demand Response program, awards for participation and recognition from the DCAS upper management. The $10 million payment spans the summer of 2017 and includes 25 City agencies that were participating last year.
On April 26th, 2018, GSA Region 2 celebrated Earth Day with a $429,430.54 check from NuEnergen Energy Management and Consulting. This check was earned by GSA throughout the 2017 year for their enrollment in Demand Response programs in New York and New Jersey. These programs enable GSA property managers to reduce energy use at the enrolled buildings during peak high demand periods and help reduce the strain on the electric power grid to avoid blackouts and brownouts.
The Green Business Partnership, a program of the Business Council of Westchester in affiliation with Westchester County and Green Team Spirit LLC honored 7 organizations at the 8th Annual Green Business Partnership Awards in Peekskill, NY on Tuesday.
Visit us at booth 311. Attendee registration and event information updates are available at www.CxEnergy.com.
We look forward to seeing you in April, in the mean time, visit us at www.NuEnergen.com or call at 866.977.0901
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the 20th proposal of the 2018 State of the State: A comprehensive agenda to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and growing the clean energy economy. New York will continue its progress in slashing emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants and added to his agenda, unprecedented commitments to advance clean energy technologies, including offshore wind, solar, energy storage and energy efficiency, will spur market development and create jobs across the state. Governor Cuomo also wants to commit at least $200 million from the NY Green Bank for storage investments that will help integrate renewable energy.