“The overwhelming response shows…how many stakeholders share our commitment to comprehensively and promptly plan the future for New York’s energy system.”
On April 11, 2012, a call went out to New York’s investor-owned utilities, private developers, investors and all other interested parties: “The time for powerful ideas” to bring the state’s electric power system into the 21st century had come.
The invitation, known as a Request For Information (RFI), resulted in 85 responses that proposed 130 ideas for upgrading and revitalizing New York’s aging energy infrastructure while simultaneously promoting clean energy supplies, job creation and economic growth.
The Energy Highway Task Force pursued an aggressive timetable giving a thorough review to each response and all of the subsequent input that came in during a two-month public comment period. The result is the Energy Highway Blueprint, announced by Governor Cuomo on October 22, 2012.
Gil C. Quiniones
President and CEO, New York Power Authority (Co-Chair)
Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Co-Chair)
President and CEO and Commissioner, Empire State Development
Garry A. Brown
Chairman, New York State Public Service Commission
Francis J. Murray, Jr.
President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority