Power Authority and City Team up to Improve Energy Efficiency

THE New York Power Authority (NYPA) have completed the energy efficiency measures for the City of Lockport, Niagara County, New York State.

The measures will save the city approximately $15,000 per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 87 tons annually. The work consisted of lighting upgrades at four municipal facilities and the replacement of an old water heater in the Lockport Municipal Building with a newer, more energy-efficient model.

“Investments in energy efficiency technologies are a top priority for the New York Power Authority as we work with our partners in state and local government to support the BuildSmart NY goals, including cutting electricity bills and reducing fossil-fuel emissions,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and chief executive officer. “The Lockport energy efficiency measures typify the statewide initiatives by the Power Authority that have reduced greenhouse gases by hundreds of thousands of tons a year and lowered annual electric bills by more than $169 million.”

“We’re grateful for the Power Authority’s efforts in managing these energy efficiency upgrades,” said Anne E. McCaffrey, mayor, City of Lockport. “NYPA has been a great partner in this effort and we look forward to future energy efficiency projects that will benefit both the environment and our bottom line.”

In addition to the replacement of the water heater, the Lockport project included lighting upgrades at the municipal building, the city’s waste water treatment and water filtration plants and the Department of Public Works Highway Garage.

Financed and implemented by NYPA, the upgrades, which began last March, totalled approximately $223,000. After factoring in the capital costs that needed to be expended by the city regardless of the new energy saving measures, the net cost of the overall project was approximately $80,000.

Wednesday 10th December 2014

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