MTA & NYPA To Start New Advanced Battery System Project

Tomorrow the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) & New York Power Authority (NYPA) will announce the successful start of a new advanced battery system project. For those in the Garden City area who might be interested in attending, here are the details:

In 2006, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, MTA Long Island Bus, and the New York Power Authority embarked on the first real-world trial conducted outside of utility companies of an advanced system of sodium-sulfur batteries used for industrial purposes.

Tomorrow, agency officials will reconvene to announce the successful implementation of that project, initiated through NYPA’s work with new energy technologies, and describes how it helps the MTA reduce costs while powering MTA Long Island Bus’ fleet of clean, compressed natural gas buses.

WHO: Elliot G. Sander, Executive Director and CEO of the MTA; Richard M. Kessel, President and CEO of the New York Power Authority, Joseph J. Smith, Sr. Vice President – NYCT Department of Buses, President – MTA Bus, President – LI Bus.

WHAT: Officials celebrate successful implementation of sodium-sulfur battery energy storage system project for reducing energy costs

WHEN: Tomorrow, Friday, January 9, 2009 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: MTA Long Island Bus Mitchel Field Depot, 700 Commercial Avenue, Garden City, N.Y. (LIRR to Mineola Station, transfer to the N24 bus to Mitchel Field Depot)

xoxo Transit Blogger

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