City discusses energy improvement projects

NORWICH A representative from the New York Power Authority attended the December meeting of the Norwich Finance / Personnel Committee to discuss a potential energy saving project.

Joseph A. Crimi, a conservation program engineer from the NYPA, presented a presentation on the programs the power authority offers to municipalities. The program is intended to reduce the cost of government, Crimi explained.

The Energy Service Program, Crimi said, is a non-profit business agent within the NYPA. The organization provides services to schools, state colleges, non-profit groups and municipalities to help reduce their energy costs.

As part of the program, a feasibility study is done, during which the agency meets with municipal officials to determine where potential energy saving projects could be needed and how much the project will save. Generally projects must have a pay back period of under 20 years to be part of the program.

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