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Marcy Resident Honored by Power Authority

Carol Rodino
Albany: 518-433-6736
Clark Energy Center: 315-792-8261


May 25, 2006


MARCY—Robert Sblendorio of Marcy, a senior system operator I at the New Power Authority’s Clark Energy Center, has been named an Employee of the Quarter for  the Power Authority’s Transmission Business Unit.

Sblendorio was selected by his fellow employees for his prompt and effective response on March 15 to an ice buildup on the Niagara River that could have significantly impeded the flow of water into intakes at the Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project.  He had previously served for 12 years as ice coordinator at the Niagara Project, New York State’s largest power source, and his instincts and experience proved essential when a snow storm with strong winds moved in quickly over the river.  In concert with Niagara project operators, Sblendorio quickly made adjustments to water flows to the plant that resulted in ice movement.

A Power Authority staff member since 1983, Sblendorio came to the Clark Energy Center, the nerve center of the Authority’s statewide operations, in 2000.

Sblendorio and his wife, Sharie, have three sons, all members of Boy Scout Troop 79 in Marcy.  He serves as secretary of the troop.

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