The New York Power Authority and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority installed more than 70 electric vehicle dual port charging stations at ReCharge NY customer locations throughout New York, supporting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Charge NY initiative to accelerate the installation of EV charging stations throughout the state.
This announcement directly supports the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the most aggressive climate change law in the nation, by encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles and promoting an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The ReCharge NY program, administered by NYPA, provides qualifying businesses and non-profit organizations with lower energy costs in exchange for commitments to retain or create jobs in New York State. The EV charging stations are installed through a program partnership between NYPA and NYSERDA, which is funding the program with up to $4,000 per charging port, to provide charging stations to ReCharge NY power recipients interested in advancing their business’ sustainability and environmental goals.
Northwell Health, a nonprofit integrated healthcare network and the largest private employer in New York State, is installing 24 dual port electric vehicle charging stations at five of its facilities, three of which are located on Long Island that account for 15 of the charging stations. The firm is a longtime ReCharge NY customer, with 25 facilities receiving low-cost power allocations that support the creation or retention of more than 46,000 jobs and $1.4 billion in capital investment commitments. More than 31,000 of those jobs and $1 billion in capital investments are tied to commitments from Northwell facilities on Long Island.
Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO, said, “Electric vehicles are the future of transportation and the Power Authority is playing a crucial role in supporting the growth of New York’s electric vehicle infrastructure. Northwell Health’s participation in our RNY electric vehicle program has been exemplary and its commitment to building a cleaner, greener state stand as a model for businesses throughout New York.”
Alicia Barton, president and CEO, NYSERDA, said, “Programs such as ReCharge NY increase public-private partnerships to build on New York’s already rapidly growing green economy as we move toward achieving Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading clean energy goals and increase consumer confidence about driving electric vehicles. I applaud Northwell Health for heeding the call to action in the fight against climate change by providing 24 new charging stations for their workers who have transitioned to clean, energy efficient vehicles to help reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.”
Gene Tangney, Northwell Health’s senior vice president and chief administrative officer, said, “Northwell Health is committed to promoting a culture that values sustainability, which is why giving our employees access to charging stations for electric vehicles is an important step. We will continue to support the New York Power Authority in its effort to advance the adoption of electric vehicles through the installation of charging stations at our facilities. As a recipient of the ReCharge NY program, the health system will realize more than $3 million in energy savings—savings which can be utilized for patient care.”
As of this month, ReCharge NY supports nearly 200 businesses and not-for-profit organizations on Long Island, directly supporting the creation of more than 2,400 jobs, the retention of more than 72,000 jobs, and more than $2.9 billion in capital investments.