Senator Carlucci reacts to Gov. Cuomo's Proposal for Gas Station Back Up Generators

Gas generator bill.


"New York State needs a 21st century approach when it comes to modernizing our energy delivery system.  Wednesday, the Governor made it clear that he supports ensuring that our transportation system is functioning when a natural disaster strikes and residents lose power.  I wholeheartedly support Governor Cuomo's call to require certain gas stations to be pre-wired and have the ability to produce backup power on site.

"Similar to my legislation (S.1208-A) that I introduced in the Senate, we both agree that the state must provide substantial financial incentives to cover the costs of bringing these gas stations into compliance -- particularly those located in strategic locations near major highways and evacuation routes.  We must have the ability to service commuters and not allow the economy to screech to a grinding halt. I look forward to working with the Governor and my legislative colleagues to pass this through the budget."

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Andromachos February 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM
Then cut some other government program's spending to give money to this one.
Sol Lachman February 21, 2013 at 02:49 PM
I agree with Andro, but I would add: in return for the incentives, how about a pledge from the stations and oil companies (with a hefty fine attached if broken) not to raise prices during the emergency....
stephany February 21, 2013 at 06:30 PM
this is way overkill--comes with the switch all you need is installation of switch. http://www.amazon.com/Generac-5875-Air-Cooled-Generator-Compliant/dp/B003IT76F2 can be had tax free and free shipping from numerous places like here I think http://www.tools-plus.com/generac-5875.html buy in bulk to save considerably wiring cannot cost 5K, watch out for gouging due to the fact that contractors know how much is available for free to the gas station i heard on the radio this morning that this money is federal money and not state. No need to add state money Carlucci. anything over 10k can be absorbed by the gas station who just got a new generator for pretty much free
NoName February 21, 2013 at 06:50 PM
It still wont do the gas station any good if the refineries are down. They can have all the generators in the world. If there is no gas to pump the Generators will be a moot point.
mike sullivan February 24, 2013 at 12:31 AM
stephany,you are looking at residential generators as a licensed contractor the ones you need have to handle much more and are a considerable more in price and installation could be between 5k and10k in a blink of a eye .Customers do not realize how much materials have gone up in the last 5 years,everyone thinks your just filling your pockets with their money.


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