New York State Energy Research And Development Authority
The Organizationís Fuel NY initiative is an integrated solution to ensure that New Yorkers have access to gasoline in a severe storm or other major weather event. As one step in the initiative, Fuel NY will make up to $17 million in funding available to help retail gas stations improve their back-up power capacity so they can remain open during major storms. The Gas Station Back-Up Power Program ensures the continued availability of fuel to New Yorkers in the downstate area during an energy or fuel supply emergency. Owners can apply for up to $10,000 per station to help install a transfer switch that will accept a portable emergency generator and up to $13,000 per station if they elect to install a transfer switch and a permanent back-up generator. Specific information including an online application is found on the Web site.
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