NYPA and NYSERDA Install More Than 70 Electric Vehicle Dual Port Charging Stations at ReCharge NY Customers throughout New York
Northwell Health, largely located on Long Island, is Installing 24 EV Chargers
November 1, 2019
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the installation of more than 70 electric vehicle (EV) dual port charging stations at ReCharge NY customer locations throughout New York, supporting Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Charge NY initiative to accelerate the installation of EV charging stations throughout the state. Today’s 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 Governor’s 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.
The deployment of EV charging stations also complements EVolve NY, a $250 million NYPA initiative that addresses market gaps in charging infrastructure to accelerate electric vehicle adoption and deployment of fast chargers in high-traffic corridors across the state. The program is a key pillar of Governor Cuomo’s Charge NY initiative, which encourages electric car adoption as it brings the state closer to its goal of installing at least 10,000 charging stations by the end of 2021.
The full list of participating RNY customers installing EV chargers can be found here:
ReCharge NY offers up to seven-year power contracts. Half of the power—455 megawatts—is from NYPA’s Niagara and St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt hydroelectric power plants, which provide some of the greenest, cleanest and lowest-cost electricity in the state. The remaining 455 MW is lower-cost power bought by NYPA on the wholesale market.
New York State’s Green New Deal
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Green New Deal is the most aggressive climate change program in the nation and puts the state on a path to being entirely carbon-neutral across all sectors of the economy, including power generation, transportation, buildings, industry and agriculture. The Governor’s program also establishes a goal to achieve a zero-carbon emissions electricity sector by 2040, faster than any state in the nation. The recently passed Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) mandates several of the Governor’s ambitious Green New Deal clean energy targets: installing nine gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035; six gigawatts of distributed solar by 2025 and three gigawatts of energy storage by 2030. The CLCPA also calls for an orderly and just transition to clean energy, creating jobs while spurring a green economy. It builds on New York’s unprecedented ramp-up of clean energy including a $2.9 billion investment in 46 large-scale renewable projects across the state, the creation of more than 150,000 jobs in New York’s clean energy sector, and 1,700% growth in the distributed solar sector since 2012. The CLCPA also directs New York State's agencies and authorities to work collaboratively with stakeholders to develop a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85% from 1990 levels by 2050, and to work toward a goal of investing 40 percent of clean energy and energy efficiency resources to benefit disadvantaged communities.
NYPA is the largest state public power organization in the nation, operating 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. For more information visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and LinkedIn.
Paul DeMichele, NYPA
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