$5M Available to 5 NY Municipalities for Energy Projects

October 18, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

New York StateThe state of New York is offering as much as $5 million in funding for “forward thinking” energy efficiency projects in Yonkers, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and Buffalo, according to Westfair Business Publications.

The story says that the funding will come from the Five Cities Energy Plans initiative, which was created last year. The goal is to encourage municipalities to develop approaches that will cut energy costs, reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy technology and job creation.

The story says that applications are due in January. Projects are evaluated on a number of criteria. Each is eligible for as much of $500,000 in funding.

GE Power will provide the New York State Power Authority (NYPA) with software that will monitor, analyze and enhance its operating capabilities across its 16 generating facilities and the electricity transmission network, according to GE.

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