Last Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo announced the launch of the state’s first energy management network operations center. The center is intended to provide public facilities across New York State with real-time data on their energy use, so that they can improve building energy performance and reduce the State’s utility bills.

The NY Energy Manager was developed by is being managed by the New York Power Authority (NYPA).   In addition to providing “real time” energy use to more than 3,000 state government building, it will service other entities, such as the City University of New York (CUNY), as well.

Governor Cuomo said:

“The NY Energy Manager leverages the very best in smart technology to help the State save millions of dollars a year on energy costs. This facility serves as a statewide energy monitoring hub that will allow us to lower utility expenses, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and continue fostering a robust clean energy economy.”

Gov. Cuomo’s said that the center is part of the BuildSmart NY program, which promotes energy efficiency and aims to reduce energy consumption 20% by 2020.