N.Y. Power Authority Awards $17 Million in Contracts to Three New York State Businesses

Denise Ellison
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April 8, 2013


WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board Trustees late last month approved the award of competitively bid contracts valued at more than $17 million to three New York State businesses. The firms will provide wide ranging services in support of NYPA’s clean hydroelectric and natural gas-fueled power plants, transmission facilities and other purposes.

NYPA has conducted hundreds of millions of dollars of cost-effective transactions annually with New York businesses, including minority- and women-owned enterprises.  The contracts include engineering and electrical services; construction and maintenance work; purchases of equipment, supplies and fuel; and environmental improvement projects.  

“The New York Power Authority uses a full range of contractors for its statewide generation and transmission facilities and energy efficiency and clean energy services,” Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and chief executive officer, said. “Qualifications and cost-effectiveness are the key criteria in competitive contract awards, along with demonstrated ability to complete the work on schedule. NYPA believes in investing in New York-based companies whenever we can to bolster the state’s economy.” 

The NYPA Trustees approved the award of a $9.25 million contract to Crane-Hogan Structural Systems of Spencerport, near Rochester, for dam face and transformer bay concrete repair work at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, the main generating facility at the Power Authority’s Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant in Lewiston, N.Y.

Under a two-year contract, Crane-Hogan will conduct phased-in repairs to the dam face of the Moses plant, which has experienced years of normal aging caused by road salts, deteriorated expansion joint seals and decades of weathering. Crane-Hogan assisted NYPA in earlier phases of dam-face work, from 2004 through 2006, at other sections of the Moses plant, and for concrete repair work in 2010. 

Other New York companies to receive the most recent NYPA contract awards included the Franklin Company Contractors of Queens, which obtained a $6.9 million contract for dismantling work and infrastructure modifications at the site of a retired NYPA power plant—the Charles Poletti Power Plant—in the Astoria section of Queens.  

The scope of work, which is expected to extend over 18 months, includes the dismantling of a fuel oil yard dike wall, as well as modifications to existing lighting and security systems; the removal of an abandoned septic tank; and the rerouting of piping systems.  

The infrastructure modifications will ensure continued support services for a newer, cleaner power plant that NYPA commissioned at the 47-acre site in 2006. 

Another contract award went to Peak Technical Services of New York City, one of four companies to be awarded five-year contracts for providing temporary design and drafting personnel to support upgrades that NYPA is carrying out at its hydroelectric and transmission facilities.  While the actual awards will be determined by scope of the work, NYPA anticipates transactions of up to $1 million with Peak Technical over the contract term. 

About NYPA:

The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information, go to

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