|New York Power Authority Trustees Award Nearly $3 Million in Contracts to New York State Businesses|
|July 25, 2013|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
WHITE PLAINS— The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees on July 23 approved the award of competitively bid contracts valued at nearly $3 million to two New York State businesses. The firms will provide preventive maintenance and repair services in support of NYPA’s clean natural gas-fueled power plants in New York City and on Long Island. “NYPA’s statewide generation and transmission facilities require support from a full range of qualified contractors,” Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and chief executive officer, said. “Expertise, experience, cost-effectiveness and the ability to complete work on schedule are key criteria in our awarding contracts. We are always pleased when New York firms win contract awards because this helps to bolster the state’s economy and supports the creation and retention of jobs.” The NYPA Trustees approved the award of a five-year $2 million contract to the Carrier Corporation of Farmingdale, N.Y., for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance and repair services for a 500-megawatt natural gas-fueled plant in Queens, a similarly designed clean combined-cycle plant in Holtsville, L.I., and small clean power plants in the city and in Brentwood, L.I. In addition to HVAC equipment and system preventive maintenance, Carrier will provide seasonal startups and shutdowns for heating and cooling equipment and provide continuous on-call maintenance and repair service. The competitively bid contract will become effective on or about October 1, and is for up to five years. The trustees also approved a three-year contract award in the amount of $750,000 to AAF-McQuay, Inc., d/b/a McQuay Factory Service, Long Island City. The scope of work includes ensuring optimal operating efficiency for the 11 centrifugal chillers at NYPA’s small clean power plants and ongoing maintenance services as needed. The contract will become effective on or about October 6. Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, a member of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, said, “Local businesses are the backbone of our economy and it is critically important that we support them. These investments will help promote economic development and support job creation at a time when both are desperately needed. I applaud NYPA for supporting local businesses and making these investments in our local economy.' About NYPA: The New York Power Authority 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 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 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 visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Wordpress and @NYPAenergy on Twitter.
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