Consumer Power Advocates

Membership with Consumer Power advocates (CPA) is open to hospitals, universities, medical schools, and cultural institutions. It includes some of the largest employers and energy users in New York State. According to Crain's New York Business, four of CPA's current member hospitals are among the 25 largest hospitals in New York, all of which are also among the 5 largest hospital systems. According to Crain's New York Business, two CPA member hospitals are among New York's 5 largest employers.

Become A Member

The following is a list of current CPA members:

  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fordham University
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • New York University
  • NYU Langone Medical Center

CPA members are part of the education and health services sectors which, according to the New York State Department of Labor, account for 944,600 of New York City’s employment. Collectively our members have over $21.7 billion in annual expenditures. CPA members spend over $199 million on energy each year including $128 million (64%) on electricity.

If you are interested in becoming a CPA member, please download the PDF application:

CPA_Membership_ Application

Benefits

Years of experience have proven that participation in key regulatory and legislative decisions pays back faster than most energy efficiency upgrades. CPA offers:

  • The opportunity to have complex issues communicated in plain English
  • Representation in PSC and NYISO proceedings as well as utility negotiations
  • A chance to have your voice heard
  • Monthly meetings which offer information and insight into important utility and energy issues
  • Assistance in communicating energy issues to upper management
  • LA Confidential, a quarterly newsletter on timely energy issues
  • Professional networking opportunities

CPA’s seat at the table places it on the forefront of important energy cost issues. CPA intervenes on behalf of non-profit consumers before decisions are made that impact your energy bill. Without us to represent consumers, the generators, retailers, and utilities, will shape energy policy to their advantage, resulting in an ongoing escalation of energy rates. We urge you to join CPA and help reduce your energy costs.

Please take a moment to review the PDF brochure:

CPA_Brochure.pdf

Meeting Schedule

CPA meets via conference call on a monthly basis to discuss topical areas of interest that CPA is involved in or may require intercession by CPA. The meetings are also used to communicate the latest changes in programs and activities in the energy markets. Prior to each such call, we provide a package of up-to-date materials that showcase these activities and market trends to ensure that our members are well-informed, and so that we can best assist them with their regulatory affairs efforts.