April 20, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Landry 386-4503
NISKAYUNA RECEIVES NYSERDA GRANT FOR ENERGY PROJECTS
Monies Will Be Used To Promote Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Projects
Niskayuna, N.Y., April 19, 2010. The Town of Niskayuna has been awarded $82,691.37 from The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to fund three energy efficiency projects.
The Town intends to replace the original pump motors at the water plant with new high efficiency electric motors and controls. Also, energy efficient fluorescent lighting with sensor controls will be installed at the water and wastewater plants, and at two water pump stations. Finally, an obsolete heating unit at a water pump station will be replaced with a new, more energy efficient furnace. These changes are expected to save the Town over $45,000 per year in energy costs.
“Saving the taxpayers money, while reducing our energy consumption is a priority of the Town Board. We are very pleased that NYSERDA chose to fund these energy saving projects. These grant monies will enable us to make improvements in our municipal infrastructure that will enhance operations at lower energy costs,” stated Niskayuna Town Supervisor Joe Landry.
“The Town’s Public Works Committee devoted a great deal of effort to submit grant applications to address real needs in Niskayuna,” said Councilwoman Denise Murphy McGraw, chairwoman of the Public Works Committee. “We are pleased NYSERDA is willing to work with us on these important projects.”