|ReCharge NY at Mayer Bros. Cider Mill in West Seneca|
|September 7, 2012|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Note to Editors: Representatives of the New York Power Authority and Western New York elected officials joined together on Sept. 6 at Mayer Bros. Apple Products in West Seneca to mark the use of lower cost electricity from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s ReCharge NY program by Western New York businesses, including the fruit juice producer, which also has a facility in nearby Barker. (See Governor’s Press Release: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09062012-recharge-ny) Hi Res Version John R. Koelmel, NYPA Chairman, at a Sept. 6 event at Mayer Bros. cider mill in West Seneca, to mark the fruit juice producer’s use of lower cost electricity from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s ReCharge NY program, in support of the company’s retention of 200 jobs and its capital investments of nearly $9 million. With Koelmel, from left, are Assemblyman Michael Kearns, NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones, and Senator Tim Kennedy. Hi Res Version NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones hails the benefits of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s ReCharge NY program at a Sept. 6 event at Mayer Bros. Apple Products in West Seneca, to mark the job and capital investment benefits from the new lower cost power initiative. Standing with Quiniones, from left, are Sam Hoyt, Empire State Development Regional President; John R. Koelmel, NYPA chairman, Senator Tim Kennedy, and NYPA Trustee Terrance P. Flynn. Hi Res Version An assembly line worker inspects a crate at the Mayer Bros. Apple Products in West Seneca. The cider and juice producer is benefiting from allocations of lower cost power from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s statewide ReCharge NY Program, for its retention of 200 jobs and capital investments of nearly $9 million at the West Seneca facility and another Mayer Bros. facility, in Barker. The New York Power Authority Trustees have approved allocations under the new program that are linked to some 27,000 jobs in Western New York.
■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. ■Approximately 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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