Hartsdale Resident Receives Award
September 4, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINSShalom Zelingher, the New York Power Authoritys (NYPA) director
of research and technology development, has received an
award for his efforts in making the worlds most advanced transmission control device
Zelingher, a Hartsdale resident, was chosen by his peers at EPRI, the electricity
industrys science and technology development organization, to receive the 2000
Product Champion Award for his work on NYPAs
compensator (CSC). The CSC, being installed at the Frederick R.
Clark Energy Center in Marcy (Oneida County), will permit
increased power flows on existing transmission lines and could have national and
international impacts if the technology is widely adopted.
The CSC is being installed through a joint effort by the Power Authority, EPRI, and
about 30 electric utilities in the United States and abroad. Construction is under the
direction of Siemens Transmission and Distribution. The CSC has already increased
statewide transmission capacity and, when fully operational next summer, is expected to
permit transmission of enough additional electricity to serve more than 200,000 homes.
By sending power over existing transmission lines more efficiently, the CSC will reduce
the need to build new power lines, avoiding potential environmental impacts.
Zelingher, a member of the Power Authority staff for 18 years, oversees all of
NYPAS research and development programs, with emphasis on such areas as new
transmission technologies, electrotechnologies and renewable resource technologies,
including generation from fuel cells, solar photovoltaic systems and microturbines.
Zelingher holds bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering
from Polytechnic Institute of New York. He and his wife, Alina, live in Hartsdale with
their two daughters, Nicole and Jessica.