Hi-Res VersionThe New York Power Authority (NYPA) received a top national safety award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for employee safety performance in 2012. Pictured left to right: John Kahabka, vice president for environmental health and safety, NYPA; Tim Faulds, senior safety & fire protection specialist, NYPA, and Ed Smith, senior industrial hygienist, NYPA. The award was presented at the APPA annual Engineering and Operations Technical Conference that was held in Kissimmee, Fla., on March 25, 2013. This is the 12th time that the Power Authority has placed among the top three in the public power category of large utilities for the APPA’s Safety Award of Excellence.
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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, www.nypa.gov