Energy hub to improve efficiency in NY public buildings
Public facilities across New York state can now get real-time data on their energy use, allowing them to control building energy performance and lower the state’s utility bills.
The state’s first energy management network operations center, dubbed the NY Energy Manager (NYEM), was developed and is being deployed and managed by the New York Power Authority. NYEM will provide real-time energy use and trending information in 3,000 state government facilities and public buildings, with the potential to expand to all public facilities and other NYPA customers.
The center will improve energy management and operations of state facilities, thereby driving down operating expenses and saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars over the coming years, the state said in its announcement.
NYEM integrates energy data from facility sub-meters and local utility meters, enabling building engineers to rapidly diagnose equipment problems and alter energy consumption. With analytics from NYEM, government building operators will be better informed when planning for future energy use.
“The NY Energy Manager leverages the very best in smart technology to help the state save millions of dollars a year on energy costs,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “This facility serves as a statewide energy monitoring hub that will allow us to lower utility expenses, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and continue fostering a robust clean energy economy.”
NYEM is one of several initiatives that support Governor Cuomo’s BuildSmart NY program, a comprehensive plan to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent in state government facilities by 2020.
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