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Statement by NYPA President and C.E.O. Roger Kelley Regarding the Attorney General's Investigation

Contact:
Christine Pritchard
1-518-322-9143
christine.pritchard@nypa.gov

May 11, 2008

The Power Authority is deeply troubled by the issues raised in the Attorney Generalís letter about the possible deliberate destruction of emails by NYPA personnel.  As President of the Power Authority, it is my personal commitment that NYPA will leave no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of the matter. We certainly have nothing to hide.  

We have already taken decisive action to place Mr. Wiese on unpaid administrative leave and to fully secure all communications, both electronic and hard copy, related to the investigation. 

We are fully committed to getting to the bottom of this matter and determining who and how emails were deleted. If it is determined that any NYPA employees have acted inappropriately, we will certainly take the appropriate action. 

On behalf of the 1,600 dedicated employees of the Power Authority, I want to express our sadness that the alleged wrongdoing by a few personnel might tarnish the good name of our institution. Rest assured, however, that we are as committed as ever to fulfilling our critical role in facing the stateís energy and environmental challenges. 

 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 nationís 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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