On December 21, 2017, Mr. George Menduina, of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Department of Buses, was presented a check from NuEnergen for $443,984.05 for the agency’s participation in summer 2017 Demand Response (DR) programs. Demand Response programs administered by the New York State Independent Grid Operator (NYISO) and Con Edison pay customers to reduce energy use at peak demand times in order to prevent blackouts and brownouts on hot summer days. NuEnergen has been contracted by the MTA to identify, implement and grow DR opportunity across its agencies’ facilities portfolios thusly providing a revenue stream to fund resiliency measures and to provide energy equipment upgrades at MTA facilities.
In the article “Expanding the Toolbox: How to Use Demand Response to Increase Grid Reliability”, Power Engineering, a global consulting company for engineering, takes a deeper look at some states who have implemented “innovative regulatory mechanisms to incentivize utilities to help customers better manage their energy."
An outbreak of Legionnaires disease was recently reported by Orange County officials, causing the shutdown of two cooling towers at Disneyland’s park in Southern California. More than 8,000 people are hospitalized every year in the US due to this disease.
NuEnergen encourages cooling tower owners to make sure that their cooling towers are clean and are in safe condition. We also encourage you to talk to our cooling tower credits (CTC) experts to learn how New York City DEP cooling tower credits can offset maintenance & service costs with a credit of up to 85% for water used in cooling towers.
The United States military, the top user of petroleum in the world, is joining the visionary effort to reduce its fossil fuel dependence by increasing its microgrid spending over the next 10 years.
According to the new report from Navigant Research, “annual microgrid deployment is expected to reach $453 million this year, increasing to $1.4 billion by 2026”.
As the humanitarian crisis continues to unfold in areas devastated by Hurricane Maria, community groups are responding with various relief efforts. Westchester County, home to more than 44,000 Americans from Puerto Rico, has launched a Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico". The collection efforts include monetary donations and supplies.
On September 28, 2017, the State University of New York at Potsdam was featured as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the US and Canada according to the Princeton Review’s 2017 Guide to Green Colleges.
Over the summer, the Princeton Review chose the schools in its guide based on “Green Rating” scores (from 60 to 99) that the company tallied for 629 colleges, using data from its 2016-17 survey of school administrators. The survey asked them to report on their school's sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment.
Happy Tuesday. We are happy to share the latest press release from the Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) announcing the mobile launch of ENERTRAC at 280 Municipal Buildings - Enjoy.
CITYWIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES LAUNCHES MOBILE REAL-TIME ENERGY TRACKING AT 280 MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
Innovative technology to track one-third of city government electrical energy usage
New York, NY – September 19, 2017 Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Lisette Camilo announced the mobile launch of near-real-time electricity monitoring capabilities for City energy managers. City staff now have an easy-to-access tool to track usage on the go at more than 280 facilities, representing about a third of total City government electric demand.
On August 9, Forbes contributor Rebecca Lerner released an article detailing which states use the most energy per capita, and the results may surprise you.
The list starts with Louisiana, followed by Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota and Iowa. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the industrial sector accounts for more than 50% of all power consumption in these lightly populated, but major energy-consuming states. Weather and geography play a key role in their energy consumption: winter in Wyoming, Alaska and North Dakota can be long and bitter, Louisiana bakes in the summer heat, and the majority of people in those areas are driving greater distances on a daily basis. All this translates into big consumption of gas and energy.
On August 21, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the second round of his $3 million challenge to New York colleges and universities to transform ideas into clean energy solutions and make strides on energy efficiency to reduce emissions, energy bills, and improve communities. The "Energy to Lead Competition" is part of Cuomo’s strategy to meet New York’s commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions 40% by 2030. Energy to Lead is part of the REV Campus Challenge which supports colleges and universities throughout the state to meet their institutional goals through clean energy solutions. "Colleges play a crucial role in finding creative solutions to our energy challenges, and I encourage schools and students to get involved to help New York meet its energy goals." Governor Cuomo said. The funding awards range from $250,000 to $1 million per project, and are open to two or four year colleges and universities.