NY Operations Center Saves Millions
Gil Quiniones has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, since 2011. He is also Chairman of the Electric Power Research Institute and Vice Chairman of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
The tectonic changes in New York's electric utility industry provide an unprecedented opportunity to rethink every aspect of how we use, generate, and most importantly, manage energy.
History has taught us that radical change drives innovation. The New York Energy Manager Network Operations Center, developed by the New York Power Authority, is an example of how smart energy technology is reshaping the state's energy landscape in ways that would have been unthinkable as little as
five years ago.
In the past, energy management was less about management and more about taking ad hoc reactive action in an emergency. Without verifiable real-time information, operations personnel had little or no ability to develop sound, cost effective, proactive energy strategies. The Center has changed that.
Located in Albany, N.Y., the New York Energy Manager Network Operations Center is the first fully integrated energy network operations center in the nation to connect a varied portfolio of thirty-three hundred state government facilities. That includes state and city university campuses, state health care facilities, correctional facilities, armories and transportation hubs. All are part of a closed-loop system to provide energy performance analysis in real time.