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Westchester joins demand response energy sustainability program

YONKERS – Westchester County has signed a five-year agreement with NuEnergen to provide the county with “demand response” program services that could earn it $2 million over the life of the contract and increase the efforts to enhance sustainability efforts.

County Executive George Latimer announced the program in Yonkers on Friday.

“This will reduce the need for our infrastructure for fossil fuels since we don’t have to generate the same amount, or use the same amount, that we don’t necessarily have to put together the additional money to achieve that type of energy,” Latimer said.

As part of the program, the county will be on “stand-by” to lower energy usage during times of stress liye extremely hot summer weather.

Site-specific protocols proposed by NuEnergen would keep each facility fully operational while reducing stress on the power grid.

Latimer noted the City of New York, MTA and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey all participate in the same program.

 


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