YONKERS, N.Y. -- The New York Power Authority (NYPA) recently announced that work is under way on an Energy Master Plan for the City of Yonkers to help reduce overall energy costs and carbon emissions, advance energy sustainability and support green industries and jobs.
The master plan will focus on improving energy efficiency in four principal areas: energy planning and coordination, including review of the city’s energy purchases; the energy delivery infrastructure; transportation, review of the city’s transportation fleet and transit centers; and energy efficiency in buildings.
NYPA selected Arup Group Limited, an energy services firm with offices in New York City, to develop a road map to implement the plan tailored to the specific energy-use circumstances and features of Yonkers.
"Working in partnership with NYPA, Yonkers continues to lead the way in urban sustainability, significantly reducing our carbon footprint while saving millions in energy costs,” Mayor Mike Spano said in a statement.
Yonkers is one of five cities in New York to partner with NYPA on an energy master plan along with Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.