NYPA Engineers to Speak at World Green Energy Symposium, Opening Earth Day in Niagara Falls

Contact Information:
Teresa Martinez, NYPA
(716) 286-6661

April 21, 2014


LEWISTON—Three New York Power Authority (NYPA) engineers will address the World Green Energy Symposium and Expo (WGES), April 22 to 24, at the Conference & Event Center in Niagara Falls.

The WGES explores the latest energy technologies and associated economic opportunities through presentations by noted sustainable energy experts.

Kala Henry, a NYPA assistant research and technology development engineer, will discuss the growing use of fuel cells. Henry manages ongoing energy storage projects, distributed generation, renewable energy and electric transportation initiatives.

Randall Solomon, a lead program engineer in NYPA’s Energy Efficiency group, will discuss co-generation projects, such as combined-heat and power.

Dr. Jiankang Zhu, a NYPA research and technology development engineer, will discuss improving the reliability and efficiency of existing power plants.

Symposium attendees can arrange for a guided tour of the Niagara Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at NYPA’s Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant. The Power Vista features more than fifty interactive exhibits and affords spectacular views from an observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara Gorge. Attendees can e-mail npvista@nypa.gov or call 716-286-6661.

For more information on the World Green Energy Symposium and Expo, visit www.worldgreenenergysymposium.us or call 202-465-0009.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 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 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 and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.