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NYPA promotes emerging technologies to expand state’s energy economy

WHITE PLAINS - The Energy Efficiency Innovation Collaborative (EE-INC), a public-private partnership of energy industry leaders spearheaded by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), is looking to improve energy efficiency in New York State buildings and spur economic growth in emerging technologies, bringing new and expanding businesses to the state.

“The goal of this collaborative is to spur the growth of the most promising energy-saving innovations, with a focus on those that match the energy needs of public buildings,” said Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer, NYPA. “Encouraging highly promising and expanding energy efficiency companies will also offer increased economic development benefits for New York State. In short, it means jobs.”

“Governor Cuomo has directed the Power Authority and other state entities to ensure that New York is the leader in developing and deploying the latest energy-efficiency products,” said Joanne M. Mahoney, vice chair and Onondaga County Executive, NYPA. “EE-INC will strive to accomplish these goals by uniting organizations that are well-versed in designing programs to expand the use of new energy efficiency technologies.”

NYPA, which has plans to finance more than $800 million in energy efficiency projects over the next several years in support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Build Smart NY initiative, is looking to incorporate emerging energy-saving technologies into the projects that it is undertaking at schools, colleges and universities, offices, health-care facilities and other public buildings throughout the state.

Through a Request for Information (RFI), EE-INC is seeking commercial, but not yet widely deployed, energy efficiency technologies that can be considered for use in these projects.  The RFI process is currently open-ended, but it will have periodic cut-off dates to allow for proper review of the submitted information. The first cutoff is scheduled for March 25.

For more information on EE-INC and the RFI process, please go to www.eeinc-ny.com