New York provides $14.5m for power plants to cut GHG

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is making available $14.5 million for replicable projects that demonstrate reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at power plants through the use of market-ready technologies.

Examples of eligible technologies include advanced controls for plants, boiler controls, advanced burners, turbine retrofits, waste-heat recovery, or in-facility electrical load reduction and efficiency improvements. Under-utilized technologies, as well as proven new and advanced technologies, are encouraged.

“These types of investments support Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, reduce the environmental impact of energy production and position the State as a leader in the clean energy economy,” said John B. Rhodes, NYSERDA President and CEO. “Reducing the amount of pollutants in the atmosphere is vitally important as we continue to build a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable New York State.”

Under this new pilot program, up to $2 million will be available per project. As part of the criteria for funding, all projects must be replicable as part of the effort to promote similar cleaner energy delivery projects across New York and support the growth of these market-ready technologies.

Power plant proposers must demonstrate sustained greenhouse gas reductions upon completion of the project. Project results will be disseminated among the power generation sector in New York State for possible replication.

Projects will be evaluated against a set of criteria that includes total tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) reduced, cost per ton of CO2 reduced, duration of CO2 reduction and technical merit/replicability of the project. For more information, please visit http://nyserda.ny.gov/powergentech.