NYPA Participates in NY Smart Grid Initiative Event in NYC

Denise Ellison
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October 25, 2012


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New York utility executives, on October 24, participated in a panel discussion on their organizations’ investments in smart-grid technologies for improving the reliability and efficiency of the state’s electric power grid.

Edward A. Welz, (4th from left) chief operating officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), represented the statewide power utility in the event which was sponsored by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), at Con Ed headquarters in Manhattan. Also pictured, from left, are: Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; Stephen Whitley, president and CEO, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO); Garry Brown, Chairman, New York State Public Service Commission (PSC); James Laurito, Central Hudson president; Kenneth Daly, chief financial officer of global gas distribution, National Grid; Mark Lynch, president, New York State Electric & Gas; Michael Hervey, chief operating officer, Long Island Power Authority.

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