Statement by NYPA Chairman John R. Koelmel and NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones on Reappointment of Eugene L. Nicandri to the NYPA Board of Trustees (Photo and caption)

Michael Saltzman
(914) 390-8181

June 26, 2013


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The confirmation last week by the New York State Senate of Governor Cuomo’s reappointment of Judge Nicandri to another term on the New York Power Authority [NYPA] Board of Trustees is good news for New York State and a testament to his knowledge, experience and good judgment on wide-ranging energy matters that NYPA contributes to everyday.

During his nearly five years as a trustee, Judge Nicandri has been at the center of key NYPA decision making. This has included major endeavors under Governor Cuomo to modernize and upgrade the state’s electricity infrastructure, protect and create jobs through allocations of lower cost electricity to businesses and other enterprises, and bring about investments in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies.

Impactful programs that Governor Cuomo has introduced—New York Energy Highway, ReCharge NY and Build Smart NY—will continue to benefit from Judge Nicandri’s insight and expertise thanks to his reappointment to another five-year term on the NYPA board.

Judge Nicandri has a strong connection with the New York Power Authority, as a long-time resident of Massena, the home of our St. Lawrence-FDR Hydroelectric Power Plant, whose low-cost power is indispensable to Alcoa aluminum production in Northern New York and economic development in the region.

The pride that Judge Nicandri takes in the contributions of NYPA’s statewide work force has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure on the board. His continued service as a NYPA trustee is a gratifying development for the Power Authority’s continued benefits to New York State.

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 or follow @NYPAenergy on Twitter.

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