NYPA Crews to Help with Cleanup
Efforts in City, County for Additional Week
October 20, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON―New York Power Authority (NYPA)
transmission-line crews and workers will remain in Buffalo and Erie
County for an additional week to help in the cleanup
efforts resulting from the October 12 snowstorm.
"Our transmission crews from different parts of the
state have been here since Monday and from all reports have been a
great asset in helping to remove the trees and debris felled by last
week’s storm, " said Timothy S. Carey, NYPA president and chief
executive officer. "After talks this morning with Congressman Tom
Reynolds, Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, City of Buffalo officials and the
State Emergency Management Office, we’ve decided to keep these crews
here another week to continue to help with the cleanup.”
The NYPA linemen are from three upstate facilities
operated by the statewide public power utility: the Blenheim-Gilboa
Pumped Storage Project in the Northern Catskills, the St.
Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Project in Massena and the Frederick
R. Clark Energy Center in Marcy. They’ll continue to work where
requested, bolstered by additional workers and equipment from NYPA’s
Niagara Power Project here.
The transmission crews are equipped with bucket
trucks, chain saws, wood chippers and other equipment to help clear
away fallen trees, branches and other debris, and assist in
repairing local-utility distribution lines. They are working closely
with the New York State Office of Emergency Management, which is
leading the recovery efforts under Governor Pataki.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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