Power Authority Files Notice That It
Will Seek New Niagara License
August 2, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON, N.Y.—The New York Power
Authority Friday filed a formal notice of intent (NOI) with the U.S. Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it will seek a new license to
continue operating the Niagara Power Project.
The current license expires Aug. 31, 2007.
The NOI is the first formal statutory
requirement and the second significant milestone in the FERC relicensing
procedure for the Power Authority.
In July, FERC approved the
Power Authority’s request to use alternative licensing procedures for the
relicensing of the Niagara Project. The alternative process will begin late
this year or early in 2003.
Information regarding the power project
will be available at public libraries in Niagara Falls, Lockport, Buffalo,
North Tonawanda and Lewiston and at the Niagara Power Project visitors