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Albany Awarded State Funding for Three Energy-Saving Projects

Three innovative energy-saving projects will be undertaken by the City of Albany to help the NYS capital city reduce greenhouse gas by 773 tons a year and save the city about $240,000 in energy costs annually. The projects are made possible by $1.4 million in funding from New York State, announced recently by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The projects were proposed as part of the Governor’s Five Cities clean-energy competition, designed to advance energy efficient in New York’s five largest cities (outside of New York City). Albany will use $500K of the fund to help connect 22 municipal buildings to the New York Power Authority (NYPA) New York Energy Manager, NYPA’s network opertions center for monitoring energy use in real time. Another $500K will be used for a range of energy efficiency upgrades of several municipal buildings. The city has earmarked $416K for installing electric vehicle charging stations and optimization of its fleet of 100 municipal vehicles. The projects support the state’s goal to achieve a 40 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 from 1990 levels. For the New York State press release, which includes descriptions of the projects, click here.

 

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