Photo and Caption: Governor Cuomo Announces ReCharge NY Support for Mohawk Valley Businesses

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March 14, 2014


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The retention and creation of 262 jobs at a 170-year old Harden Furniture company in Oneida County garnered the support of key state and local officials who worked together under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Recharge NY program to support the company’s expansion. Celebrating the announcement at Harden’s McConnellsville saw mill and manufacturing plant today are (standing, l-r) NYS Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush; Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente; NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo; and (sitting, l-r) Ken Tompkins with Empire State Development; Onondaga County Executive and New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustee Joanie Mahoney; Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO; and Greg Harden, Harden Furniture president. In addition to the jobs, under the terms of the Recharge NY deal, Harden will invest up $4 million in its operations in exchange for 1.38 megawatts (MW) of Recharge NY power, a NYPA-administered program.

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Greg Harden, of Harden Furniture in McConnellsville, at the podium was joined on Friday, Mar. 14 with New York Power Authority, local elected and economic development officials to announce how Gov. Cuomo’s ReCharge NY low-cost power program is supporting the retention and creation of 262 jobs and up to $4 million in capital investment for this Mohawk Valley furniture company. Pictured with Harden, from left are: Ken Tompkins, Empire State Development; Senator Joe Griffo, and Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer, New York Power Authority.

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■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.