Statement by N.Y. Power Authority President Gil C. Quiniones on NYPA General Counsel Judith McCarthy Being Named to U.S. District Court Magistrate Judgeship


Michael Saltzman

February 10, 2014


“I want to congratulate Judith C. McCarthy, New York Power Authority [NYPA] executive vice president and general counsel, on her being selected to serve as a magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

“Judith has performed with great distinction in leading the NYPA Law Department since joining the Power Authority in January 2011 from the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Her legal expertise and good judgment have been invaluable to numerous initiatives that NYPA has contributed to under Governor Cuomo’s leadership in support of the state’s electric power system and economy.

“These efforts have included the successful  implementation of the ReCharge NY and Build Smart NY programs—key statewide lower cost power and energy efficiency programs central to the Governor’s energy policies—and the New York Energy Highway Initiative—another gubernatorial endeavor, to modernize the state’s electric power system.

"Judith has been a trusted counselor and advisor to the NYPA Board of Trustees and executive management.  She has displayed extraordinary dedication, integrity and tireless efforts on behalf of NYPA and New York State, and I wish her the very best in the magistrate judgeship that she will soon be assuming. The U.S. District Court is gaining an outstanding public servant."


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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020.■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.