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.
Happy Tuesday. We are happy to share the latest press release from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's office announcing that the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has approved another round of 38 low-cost power allocations under the Governor's ReCharge NY Program - Enjoy.
Governor Cuomo Announces ReCharge NY Power Allocations to Help29 Employers Hire Over 1,000 Workers
On December 28, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has approved another round of 38 low-cost power allocations under the Governor's ReCharge NY Program. This most recent approval is expected to spur $1.4 billion in new capital investment in the state and create 1,006 new jobs.
Administered by the New York Power Authority, ReCharge NY spurs economic development by providing low-cost power to businesses and other entities that agree to retain or create jobs and commit to new capital spending. It was launched at the start of the Governor's administration in 2011, and now the ReCharge NY program is providing power to 744 businesses and not-for-profit organizations, creating and retaining jobs, and sparking capital investment in regions throughout New York.
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.