NYPA Honors Jay Zhu for EPRI Award

Maura Balaban
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July 10, 2013



White Plains resident Jiankang (Jay) Zhu, a research and technology development engineer for the New York Power Authority (NYPA),  was honored recently by NYPA Chairman John R. Koelmel (left) and Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO (right), for receiving a Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).  EPRI, a national research organization, honored Zhu for spearheading a study to employ acoustic Doppler technology to measure river flow rates at NYPA’s Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant in Lewiston, N.Y. The requirements that impact hydropower production make accurate and real-time recording of river flows crucially important for the operation of the Niagara plant.  

Photo Credit:  NYPA

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