Power Authority Selects DeCarlo as
Central New York Regional Manager
November 18, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority has named
Steven DeCarlo of Cobleskill to become regional manager for Central New
York, based at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped
Storage Power Project in Schoharie County. He will succeed James J.
McCarthy, who is retiring at the end of this year, in the Power Authority's
top administrative post for the region.
The announcement was made by Robert A. Hiney, executive
vice president of project operations.
DeCarlo, operations superintendent for the Central
Region, joined the Power Authority staff in 1985 as an electrical engineer
in the White Plains headquarters office. He worked at various times at
Blenheim-Gilboa as well as the Power Authority's Charles Poletti Project in
Queens, the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project in Massena, the
Niagara Power Project near Niagara Falls, and the Frederick Clark Energy
Center in Marcy.
He also participated in the design, start-up testing
and commissioning of the Long Island Sound Cable between Westchester County
and Long Island. The cable links the New York State electricity grid with
electric distribution lines on Long Island.
In 1995, DeCarlo was promoted to operations supervisor
at Clark Energy Center and, in 1997, was named to the same post at Blenheim-Gilboa.
He received a BS degree in electrical engineering from
Manhattan College and earned an MBA from Long Island University while he was
working in the White Plains office.
He and his wife, Cindy, have a daughter, Dina.
Between now and the end of the year, DeCarlo will work
directly with McCarthy to become thoroughly familiar with his new duties and
to assure a smooth transition.
McCarthy joined the Power Authority staff in 1980 as
director of project appraisal in the New York City headquarters office. He
was promoted to regional manager for Central New York in 1984.