N.Y. Power Authority Engineer Honored For Leadership In Energy
May 29, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—Yan Kishinevsky, a New York
Power Authority (NYPA) engineer, has been honored for his leadership in
applying advanced energy technologies to provide reliable, cost-effective
and clean energy alternatives for NYPA customers.
Kishinevsky is manager, distributed
generation and energy utilization programs in NYPA’s Research and Technology
Development unit. He received a 2001 Technology Transfer Award from EPRI
(Electric Power Research Institute) for his work, in collaboration with EPRI,
in implementing distributed generation technologies such as fuel cells,
microturbines and flywheels.
“The Power Authority, under Governor
George Pataki’s leadership, continually seeks ways to apply the latest
energy technologies to better meet the energy needs of the people of New
York State,” said Eugene W. Zeltmann, NYPA’s president and chief executive
officer. “We commend Yan for his accomplishments, which have contributed to
NYPA's reputation as a leader in distributed resources and advanced energy
"In a time of rapid change, technology
becomes a critical factor in the success of any company,” said Hank
Courtright, EPRI’s vice president, power generation and distributed
resources, who announced the award at an EPRI meeting this spring in Dallas.
Kishinevsky monitors the installation of
NYPA’s distributed generation projects, which are not demonstrations, but
actual working uses of the various technologies that fully support the power
grid and generate needed energy. Distributed generation sources can be
located close to a customer without being connected to transmission lines
(although such connections are possible). Several of NYPA’s distributed
generation installations are in prominent public locations, such as fuel
cells at Manhattan’s Central Park Police Station and the Wildlife
Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium in Brooklyn, and microturbines at
the Water Pollution Control Center in the Town of Lewiston. These visible
projects help to educate the public and advance the concept of distributed
resources as an important part of the generation mix.
Kishinevsky has been with the Power Authority since 1980. He has held
various positions, including manager, special projects, in the Nuclear
Generation Department, and business development manager in the New Business
Division. Before joining the NYPA staff, he worked as a nuclear engineer
for Ebasco Services in New York City and in the Russian power industry.
Kishinevsky obtained bachelor and master of science degrees in applied
physics in the former Soviet Union. He is a licensed professional engineer
in New York State, and has authored over 30 technical papers and published
numerous articles in power industry magazines.
lives in Leonia, N.J., with his wife Vera, who holds a doctorate in
psychology from New York University and works for the New York City Board of
Education and teaches at Manhattan College. Their daughter, Anya, is a
surgical resident at Montefiore
Medical Center in the Bronx.
The New York Power Authority is the nation’s largest
state-owned electric utility. NYPA owns and operates 21 generating
facilities at 17 locations across New York State, with a total capacity of
over 5.6 million kilowatts. It also owns and operates over 1,400 circuit
miles of transmission lines in various parts of the state. The Power
Authority is a national leader in advancing energy efficiency and the
development of clean energy technologies and electric vehicles.
EPRI, established in 1973, manages science and
technology projects for the energy and energy services industry worldwide.