Timothy S. Carey Elected N.Y. Power
Authority President and Chief Executive Officer
January 31, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UTICA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustees Tuesday
elected Timothy S. Carey president and chief executive officer of the Power
Authority, the largest nonfederal public power organization in the country
with 18 power plants and more than 1,400-circuit-miles of high-voltage
“The New York Power Authority has made major strides under
Governor Pataki’s leadership toward clean, reliable and economical
electricity for New York State,” said Carey. “I look forward to continuing
to work closely with the Power Authority’s chairman, Joseph Seymour, its
other board members and its senior management, in spearheading efforts in
this direction, including energy efficiency and new clean generating
technologies, as we take on some of New York’s most significant energy
Carey became the Power Authority’s chief operating officer
in September 2005, after serving as president and chief executive officer of
the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), from May 1999 to
September 2005. He led the 92-acre waterfront community’s recovery after the
9/11 attacks on the World Trade Towers located directly across the street.
In addition, he oversaw the Battery Park’s environmentally-balanced
development, including the nation’s first sustainable “green” residential
The NYPA trustees’ selection of Carey as president and
chief executive officer stems from the retirement of Eugene W. Zeltmann
after more than eight years as the Power Authority’s president, along with
serving as CEO since April 2002.
A lifelong resident of Westchester County, Carey had been a
NYPA trustee for five years before being named the statewide public power
utility’s chief operating officer. He had also served on the board of the
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
During Carey’s time as a NYPA board member, the Power
Authority obtained a new 50-year federal license for its St.
Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project and applied for a new license
for its Niagara Power Project; placed in service six small clean power
plants in New York City and one on Long Island; completed a pioneering
transmission-control device near Utica that provides a major boost to the
state’s electric power system; and provided lower-cost power to hundreds of
employers in support of more than 400,000 jobs across the state.
NYPA also stepped up its investment in energy
efficiency—lighting, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning upgrades,
among other energy-cutting measures—and new clean generating technologies
such as fuel cells and solar installations. Combined, those energy services
have resulted in savings to statewide public facilities of over $92 million
a year, reduction in peak electricity use of about 193 megawatts (mw) and
lowering of annual greenhouse gas emissions of nearly 730,000 tons.
“The Power Authority continues to be aggressive in carrying
out Governor Pataki’s vision for reducing dependence on imported oil through
use of cutting-edge technologies that also extend to the transportation
sector,” Carey said. “We, in fact, are the leading utility in the Northeast
in deploying electric-drive vehicles, and will press ahead in introducing
them to our customers and other public entities, recognizing their value for
energy security and clean air.”
Carey noted that NYPA’s varied energy services are in
addition to the fundamental role it plays for the generation and
transmission of electricity. In December, it placed into commercial
operation its latest power plant, a 500-mw natural gas-fueled facility in
Queens that is among the cleanest, most efficient sources of electricity in
New York City.
Previous to heading the Battery Park City Authority, Carey
served as chairman and executive director of the New York State Consumer
Protection Board and as director of Legislative and Intergovernmental
Affairs for Governor Pataki. He began his public service in 1984, when he
was elected to the first of five consecutive terms on the Westchester County
Board of Legislators.
Carey currently serves as chairman of the Westchester
Community College Board of Trustees.
He is also Commander of the American Legion Parker-Bale
Post 1597 in Ossining, N.Y.
In 1991, the first President Bush appointed Carey to the
Welfare Simplification and Coordination Advisory Committee, which authored a
report entitled “Time for a Change: Remaking the Nation’s Welfare System,”
published in 1993.
Carey and his wife Alida reside in the Town of Cortlandt.
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