Parrish to Benefit From Discount Power Program

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will benefit from an economic development and discount power program called ReCharge NY, according to an announcement from Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. In exchange for low-cost clean energy, the museum leaders have committed to retaining 44 jobs at the museum and creating six new ones, while investing $125,000 in capital improvements. 

The announcement is part of the latest round of the New York Power Authority's ReCharge NY power allocations, which look to create more than 520 new jobs and result in capital investments of more than $400 million throughout the state, Mr. Thiele said.

"I was happy to support the Parrish Art Museum's application for NYPA's ReCharge NY power allocation, and I am pleased that they will reap the benefits of a partnership with this critical economic program," Mr. Thiele said. "As a premier, year-round arts and cultural institution for the East End community, the Parrish runs extensive and costly programming in its 34,400-square-foot facility. The museum will greatly benefit from a reduction in energy costs."

"At the Parrish Art Museum's new building in Water Mill, we have sought to be as ecologically sound and gentle on the environment as possible," said Terrie Sultan, the museum director. "We are thrilled to be a part of this essential program that not only provides us with clean energy, but helps us keep our operating costs low and ensures that we can create and maintain employment opportunities for the many members of our community who work together to make Long Island a star in the firmament of New York State."

The NYPA board of trustees allocations provides more than 760 megawatts of power to 770 businesses and nonprofit organizations.