Energy Upgrades at School District Financed by NY Power Authority

July 16, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

NY power authorityThe New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Cornwall Central School District in Orange County, New York, partnered to complete a $5.5 million energy efficiency project at the district’s five schools, saving more than $300,000 in annual energy costs.

The Power Authority implemented and financed the energy-saving measures, which were carried out under Governor Cuomo’s BuildSmart NY program, a statewide initiative to increase energy efficiency in public buildings.

The project, which began last year, includes a variety of energy-saving measures, including the installation of new boilers and lighting controls, air-handling replacements and modifications, and the replacement of the pool cover and pool dehumidification system. Lighting was also upgraded at all five schools.

The Power Authority is actively partnering with schools across the state to improve energy efficiency at their facilities and is moving forward with multiple projects that, when completed, will save more than 8,700 MWh of electricity and 154,000 gallons of fuel a year.

NYPA is the nation’s largest state public power organization, operating 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.

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