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NYPA to Hold Jan. 16 Hearings on Standards for Fuel Diversity, Fossil Fuel Efficiency and Net Metering

Paul Demichele

August 3, 2007

For Immediate Release            

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold a public hearing on Jan. 16, 2008, at its administrative office building here on proposed standards for fuel diversity, fossil-fuel efficiency and net metering, as required by the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT). 

NYPA must determine whether to adopt any or all of the standards by Aug. 8, 2008, in accordance with EPACT, which modified the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978. (Last March, the Power Authority trustees adopted a demand-response and smart-metering standard under EPACT.) 

The statewide public power utility will consider the views of customers and other interested parties commenting at the Jan. 16 hearing, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Clarence D. Rappleyea Building, at 123 Main Street, White Plains, N.Y.

  About NYPA:

 ■    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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