Grand Central Gets an Energy Upgrade

NYPA and MTA Partner to Complete $25 Million Energy Efficiency Project at Grand Central Terminal

In celebration of Earth Week, New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones leads a tour of the newly completed, state-of-the-art chiller plant at Grand Central Terminal. The $25 million project is the result of a partnership between NYPA and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and was carried out under Governor Cuomo’s Build Smart NY program, a statewide initiative to increase energy efficiency in public buildings.

“It is important for us to do our part to sustain the planet, and that starts with making our mass transit as clean as possible,” Governor Cuomo said. "Energy-saving projects, such as the one completed at Grand Central Terminal, have a critical impact in reducing our carbon footprint so future generations can enjoy a greener tomorrow.”

The energy saving measures will save the landmark facility $2.5 million in annual energy costs and it will reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by more than 11,200 tons a year, the equivalent of removing roughly 2,140 cars from the road.

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