Transfer Of Power Approved For South Glens Falls
Mill; Lower-Cost NYPA Power to Continue to Support Jobs at Newly Acquired Plant
July 30, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY—New York Power
Authority (NYPA) Chairman Louis P. Ciminelli announced Tuesday the transfer
of lower cost power from the Encore Paper Co. to SCA Tissue, N.A., for the
operation of a South Glens Falls paper recycling facility that is one of the
largest employers in Saratoga County.
“The transfer of this economic
power, totaling up to 20,000 kilowatts (kw), will help ensure the protection
of about 300 jobs,” said Chairman Ciminelli. “It marks the continuation of
a highly successful economic development partnership, from the mid-1990s, in
which lower-cost NYPA power allocations underpinned the expansion of the
“Without those allocations and
their resulting electric-bill savings, Encore would have been hard pressed
to undertake multi-million dollar expansions that boosted its manufacturing
capacity and employment levels,” said Senate Majority Leader Joseph L.
Bruno, whose legislative district includes Saratoga County. “I’m grateful
to the Power Authority, and Governor Pataki, for assuring that this economic
power continues to support those jobs.”
The transferred electricity is
from a block of NYPA-supplied energy known as High Load Factor Power, for
employers willing to make long-term commitments to expand their operations
and add jobs. It’s one of several allocation programs administered by NYPA,
under the leadership of Governor George E. Pataki, to promote the creation
and retention of jobs throughout New York State.
SCA also operates a paper products
manufacturing facility in Greenwich, N.Y., in addition to the South Glen
Falls facility it purchased from Encore Paper in November 2001. The company
is the third largest tissue manufacturer in North America.