Developing renewable and clean technology companies in New York
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The Industrial and Process Efficiency Program
Requiring an abundant amount of energy to power computers and HVAC equipment, Data Centers put a heavy strain on New York's electrical grid. To counter this NYSERDA has partnered with Con Edison and IBM to create the Industrial and Process Efficiency Program to provide organizations with up to 50% of the total cost (or $5 million) for projects in data center efficiency. Currently $100 million is available under the program.
With the second-highest concentration of data centers in the country, New York State has the potential to cut total energy use by 55,000 megawatt-hours per year, saving a total of $8 million in energy costs.