State University of New York

Procurement of Electricity (Follow-Up Report)

Each of SUNY’s 64 campuses is responsible for its own electricity purchases. Several of these campuses have joined together, as the SUNY Energy Buying Group, to purchase their power at a lower cost directly on the State’s wholesale electricity market. In audit 2007-S-22, we examined whether SUNY was maximizing its opportunity to make wholesale purchases of electricity. We found that SUNY had made significant progress in this area, but we also recommended certain actions that could be taken by SUNY to increase campus membership in the Energy Buying Group. When we followed up on these matters with SUNY officials, we found that they had implemented all our audit recommendations.

For a complete copy of Report 2008-F-42 click here.