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									                        Authority Mission Statement and Performance Measurements
                            (Filed March 31, 2010 with the Authorities Budget Office)

I.        Name of Public Authority:

          New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

II.        Public Authority's Mission Statement:

       Mission         Advance innovative energy solutions in ways that improve New York’s economy
                       and environment.

       Vision          NYSERDA’s vision is to serve as a catalyst – advancing energy innovation and
                       technology, transforming New York’s economy, and empowering people to
                       choose clean and efficient energy as part of their everyday lives.

       Stakeholders    New York energy users, businesses and institutions engaged in the clean energy

       Core Value      NYSERDA will serve as a source of objective, credible information.

       Goals /         Efficient Use of     Diverse /             Clean Energy          A Cleaner
       Outcomes        Energy               Renewable             Economy               Environment
                       NYSERDA              Energy                NYSERDA               NYSERDA
                       provides energy      Resources             catalyzes             reduces the
                       solutions that       NYSERDA               economic growth       environmental
                       reduce the energy    diversifies New       by supporting         impact of energy
                       consumption and      York’s portfolio of   technology and        production and
                       increase the         energy resources      business              use.
                       energy efficiency    by growing            innovation and by
                       of New York’s        renewable and         developing a
                       residents and        distributed           skilled clean
                       businesses.          generation            energy workforce.
                                            resources and
                                            petroleum use.

       Date Adopted: The mission statement set forth above was originally adopted as part of the
       Authority’s Three Year Strategic Outlook on June 22, 2009. To be considered and discussed by the
       Board at its meeting on April 12, 2010.

III.      List of Performance Goals (If additional space is needed, please attach):
       (Performance measures are grouped with their corresponding organizational goal.)
      Goals / Outcomes                                  Performance Measures

      Efficient Use of Energy    Electricity (MWh) saved due to improved energy efficiency in New
                                 York’s buildings and facilities
                                 Fossil fuel (MMBtu) saved due to improved energy efficiency in New
                                 York’s buildings and facilities
                                 Number of New York households served
                                 Number of commercial and industrial customers served
      Diverse / Renewable        Electricity (MWh) produced from renewable sources
      Energy                     Number of operating renewable resource installations
                                 Electricity (kWh) produced from combined heat and power (CHP)
                                 Number of operating combined heat and power (CHP) installations
                                 Petroleum displacement in transportation sector (gallons)
      Clean Energy Economy       Number of Clean Energy businesses receiving financial assistance
                                 Dollars invested by NYSERDA in business development activities
                                 Dollars invested by businesses receiving financial assistance
                                 Number of products in the market as a result of previous technology
                                 and business development investment
                                 Annual product sales
                                 Number of workers trained in Clean Energy sectors
      A Cleaner Environment      CO 2 equivalent emission reductions (tons)
                                 Reduced air pollutant NO x emissions (tons)
                                 Reduced air pollutant SO 2 emissions (tons)

IV.      Additional questions:

         1. Have the board members acknowledged that they have read and understood the
            mission of the public authority?

             The Members approved the Authority’s Mission Statement as part of the Multi-Year
             Strategic Program Plan at the June 22, 2009 Board Meeting.

         2. Who has the power to appoint the management of the public authority?

             The Board has the power to appoint the Officers of the Authority under Section
             1852(a) of the Public Authorities Law and Article III Section 2 of the Authority’s By-

         3. If the Board appoints management, do you have a policy you follow when appointing
            the management of the public authority?
   Article IV of the Authority’s By-laws sets forth the responsibilities of each of the
   Officers of the Authority. The Board seeks candidates who are qualified to carry out
   these responsibilities based on educational background and professional experience.

4. Briefly describe the role of the Board and the role of management in the
   implementation of the mission.

   The Board sets overall policy for the Authority and oversees the Chief Executive
   Officer and other Officers in the effective and ethical management of the Authority.
   Management implements the policies and programs approved by the Board and reports
   to the Board on progress.

   The Members annually review and approve the Multi-Year Strategic Program Plan
   (“Strategic Plan”). This is a high-level description of planned programs and
   expenditures over the next three years. It is reviewed in detail by an advisory
   committee of the Board, which then makes a recommendation to the Board for

   The Officers then use the approved Strategic Plan to develop the Authority’s annual
   Budget, including specific program expenditures. This proposed Budget is then
   reviewed in detail by advisory committees of the Board.

   After detailed review of the proposed Budget, consistent with the Strategic Plan, the
   committees determine whether to recommend approval of the Budget to the Board.
   The Board approves the Budget annually and may approve revisions over the course
   of the fiscal year, as appropriate.

   Following approval of the Budget, including the planned program expenditures, the
   Board receives quarterly reports detailing the status of all Authority procurements, by
   program, and an accounting of expenditures, by program. In addition, the Board
   receives and approves all the provisions included in the Annual Report required by
   Section 2800 of the Public Authorities Law.

5. Has the Board acknowledged that they have read and understood the responses to
   each of these questions?

   The Board meets on April 12, 2010, at which time the Members will review and
   acknowledge that the Members have read and understood the responses to each of
   these questions. Thereafter, NYSERDA will notify ABO of any changes that are
   made, and that the Board has made the required acknowledgment.

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