Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Promotes Availability Of Energy Conservation Program

June 2, 2009

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) today promoted availability of the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Energy Conservation Program that assists municipalities and school districts across the state in enhancing energy efficiency and clean energy initiatives.

The program, administered by NYPA in conjunction with National Grid, helps municipalities and school districts save energy and lower costs by conducting a no-risk energy audit to identify opportunities, along with a corresponding feasibility study, design, construction and financing services. Some of the program’s many benefits include decreased energy usage, expenses and emissions, with a savings provided to local taxpayers.

In addition, the program stresses other aspects to achieve energy savings and lower energy costs, including the usage of energy efficient lighting measures, along with heating, ventilation and air conditioning, high efficiency motors and wastewater treatment facilities.

“Reducing energy costs is especially important for municipalities and local school districts throughout New York State seeking to control costs and lessen taxpayers’ financial burden. NYPA’s Energy Conservation Program is a useful resource that can help them achieve this goal and, in the process, reduce their consumption of energy and production of emissions. I encourage all municipalities and school districts to take advantage of this innovative program and the many other services provided by NYPA,” Kolb said.

Further details regarding NYPA’s Energy Conservation Program are available by contacting its Business Development Office at (518) 433-6734, or visiting its website at