Power Authority Sets Public Hearing on Battery
Park City Allocation
June 26, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINSNew York Power Authority trustees Tuesday authorized a public
hearing on the proposed sale of electricity to the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City
Authority for use in parks and public spaces.
The hearing will be held in the Power Authority's New York City office at 501 Seventh
Ave., 9th floor, on Aug. 14 at 11 a.m.
Power Authority trustees, meeting here, approved the hearing on a proposed contract for
the new service. The power would be used to light and power the parkland and other public
spaces at Battery Park City. This load is estimated to be about 375 kilowatts.
Battery Park City Authority is eligible for Power Authority electricity for use in its
New York City public facilities because it is a public benefit corporation. It anticipates
savings of about 25 percent on its electric bill compared to Con Edison service.
Timothy S. Carey, president and chief executive officer of Battery Park City, who also
serves as a Power Authority trustee, was unable to attend Tuesday's meeting and has
recused himself from decisions concerning the proposed contract.