at the Citizen Power Alliance 2010 Wind Conference
O’Mara sponsors energy-buying legislation
|Assemblyman Tom O’Mara, R-Big Flats, is sponsoring legislation that would create the Bulk Energy Electricity Program.|
Assemblyman O’Mara noted that the amendment and corresponding legislation (A.2056) would reduce energy costs to the state by seeking more cost-efficient solutions with respect to electricity.
Under the legislation, the New York State Office of General Services would administer the Bulk Electricity Purchasing Program and make it available on a voluntary basis to state agencies, municipalities and school districts. OGS will be tasked to ensure that each contract for service entered into is with the lowest responsible bidder, provides for service and maintenance and gives additional amounts of electricity at the bulk rate in sufficient quantities in the event of an emergency.
“Bulk purchasing of electricity will help reduce costs for school districts and local governments and may result in lower property
The legislation is expected to be brought to the Assembly floor for a vote via the amendment process in the coming days.
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