Veolia Energy to support New York energy efficiency goals

New York City, September 10, 2009 — SourceOne, the consulting unit of Veolia Energy North America, was selected by the New York Power Authority to conduct energy efficiency audits at the facilities of NYPA electricity customers in New York City and Westchester County.

NYPA is a state-owned power organization operating 18 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

Under this four-year service agreement, Veolia will conduct energy audits for NYPA customers that range from large public institutions to small facilities. This agreement will support NYPA’s energy efficiency work to help achieve New York Governor David A. Paterson’s “45 by 15″ initiative to both reduce electricity use by 15 percent below 2015 forecasts and increase the proportion of renewable generation to 30 percent of electricity demand by that year.

Through these audits, Veolia Energy will provide recommendations and will be responsible for the designing of energy-efficiency projects, putting them out to bid, and reviewing and selecting bidders. This will be done in collaboration with the Power Authority and the NYPA customers whose facilities are benefiting from the energy audits.

NYPA has undertaken energy efficiency and clean energy projects at more than 3,100 public facilities, saving New York taxpayers over $115 million a year and avoiding nearly 817,000 tons of greenhouse gases annually, which translates into the equivalent of avoiding the use of more than 2 million barrels of oil a year. SourceOne is the newest addition to five other firms currently assisting NYPA with downstate energy audits.

With offices in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles, SourceOne manages over 850 MW of electric power, 1.5 bcf of natural gas, $500 million of utility processing and $350 million of energy infrastructure development and operation.

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