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Million-Dollar Energy Efficiency Upgrades Completed in Ossining

Screenshot from NYPA's Ossining footage.
Screenshot from NYPA's Ossining footage.

The Village of Ossining is the grateful beneficiary of $1 million in just-completed energy efficiency projects from the New York Power Authority.

The projects – one at the Indian Brook Water Treatment Facility and the other at the John-Paul Rodrigues Ossining Operations Center – are expected to save the village $123,000 in annual water and energy costs. They are meant to ensure more efficient fuel oil use and better control the flow of water.

“These NYPA energy efficiency programs provided the village with a cost-effective means to upgrade and improve our capital infrastructure, realizing immediate and future energy savings, and creating a healthier environment,” said Ossining Mayor William Hanauer.

A press release from the NYPA outlines the work:

  • Indian Brook’s three vertical turbine pumps were replaced and new motor drives were installed to control high-efficiency motors that allow for operating at variable speeds. 
  • At the John-Paul Rodrigues Operations Center, a new energy efficiency boiler was installed, along with steam traps that minimize heat loss. 

The savings across improved systems pay for such initiatives across the state.  

“Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, NYPA is steadily ratcheting up its statewide efforts to improve the energy efficiency of public facilities like those in the Village of Ossining,” Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer, NYPA, said in the release. “We’re responsive to the specialized needs of local and state governments in helping to manage their energy consumption, as we work toward lowering their monthly costs for utilities and their resource demands.” 

See images of the Ossining projects in this NYPA video here.

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