Two Honda FCX fuel cell vehicles are being tested in the cold weather of up-state New York, but the technology is simply a novelty without the infrastructure to support it. Governor George E. Pataki has announced that the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is giving $1.4 million in State funding for two hydrogen-powered vehicle demonstration projects in Buffalo and Albany.
Two major energy storage projects to demonstrate advanced electric energy storage devices in New York State have been selected as part of a joint initiative between the Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Storage Research Program and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). In addition, seven smaller analysis and development projects for novel storage technologies have also been selected. The three-year program will cost US$7.1 million.
States, schools and private companies are working together to map out the future of hydrogen power in New York State. Governor George E. Pataki awarded $750,000 in grants to six projects that will be used to design a Hydrogen Roadmap. The roadmap is a joint initiative between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and the New York Power Authority (NYPA).
In response to the recent northeast blackout, the National Hydropower Association (NHA) highlighted the importance of hydropower to the U.S. electricity grid and called on the U.S. Congress to adopt policies to ensure hydropower's viability and to encourage upgrades to maximize the nation's existing hydropower infrastructure.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has selected proposals from two wind power developers for purchase of up to 50 MW of electricity from projects to be built in western New York and the Finger Lakes region, as part of the state's efforts under Gov. George E. Pataki to promote environmentally clean power, a more diversified mix of electric-generating facilities and reduced dependence on foreign oil.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustees authorized the expenditure of up to US$700,000 for installation of a small generating unit that will harness the gas by-product from a wastewater treatment plant in Brooklyn to produce electricity.
As part New York State's efforts to foster development of renewable, indigenous power sources, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) is formally beginning a process for obtaining up to 50,000 kW of electricity from wind-powered projects.
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse will receive a US$1 million grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to install a fuel cell based combined heat and power system that will provide on-site power generation.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the Municipal Electric Utilities Association of New York State (MEUA), whose members serve 500,000 New York electricity consumers, will cooperate to promote the use of electric vehicles in New York State.
July 8, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The New York Power Authority has activated its Peak Load Management program (PLM) to help reduce power usage during peak-demand hours, which is expected to cut electricity use in New York City by more than 50,000 kW, an amount equivalent to the output of more than one small power plant. NYPA...