Rescheduled: Marker Installation on Power Lines Spanning Niagara River Gorge

Lou Paonessa

November 30, 2009


LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) installation of marker balls on overhead transmission lines spanning the Lower Niagara River Gorge has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Under the revised schedule, Haverfield Aviation Inc., a leading provider of aerial power line inspection and maintenance services, will install the marker balls on Wednesday, December 2, weather-permitting. 

In compliance with Federal Aviation Administration guidelines, marker balls are required to enhance the visibility of power lines to aircraft. During the actual installation of each marker, boat traffic underneath the power lines will be stopped for approximately five-minute intervals. 

For more information please contact Lou Paonessa at 716-286-6661 or Lou.panessa@nypa.gov

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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