Office of General Services

Compliance with Executive Order 111 Requirements to Purchase Power from Renewable Energy Sources

Executive Order 111, which was issued in June 2001, requires all State agencies to purchase a certain portion of their electricity from renewable sources (at least 10 percent by 2005 and 20 percent by 2010). The Office of General Services (OGS) provides various support services to State agencies, public authorities, municipalities and other political subdivisions of New York State. OGS owns, or leases space in, more than 600 buildings. We found that OGS was in compliance with the Executive Order, as it was purchasing more than 10 percent of its electricity from renewable sources and had a plan in place for meeting the 20 percent target by 2010. However, OGS did not reach the 10 percent target until 2008, and we determined that OGS might not reach the 20 percent target by 2010 unless actions were taken to either reduce its energy consumption or increase its electricity purchases from renewable sources.

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