Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced that five cities will compete for up to $20 million in state funding for advanced energy projects.

Gov. Cuomo is calling on the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board to approve funding for the competition as part of the Five Cities Energy Plans. These plans are intended to “reduce overall energy costs and consumption, strengthen the reliability of each city’s energy infrastructure, create jobs in local clean energy industries, and contribute to a cleaner environment.” The Governor also wants NYPA to create new energy manager jobs to oversee each city’s plan and create an energy liaison position to serve as the go-between for the state and the cities.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“This competition will allow regions to develop their best possible plan to bring their energy infrastructure into the 21st century.  It will not only save costs and reduce harmful carbon emissions, but create jobs and help our cities move toward a more sustainable future.”