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Photo and Caption: EPA Award Recognizes NYPA for Environmental Efforts

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Maura Balaban
(914) 390-8171
Maura.Balaban@nypa.gov

May 13, 2014

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John Kahabka, vice president, Environmental Health and Safety, New York Power Authority (NYPA), received, on behalf of the Power Authority, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Change Award on May 6. NYPA was recognized for its rigorous control and monitoring of equipment containing SF6—a greenhouse gas frequently used as an insulating material—and for developing a new software system that facilitates EPA reporting. Sally Rand, team leader, Voluntary Industry Partnerships for Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases, EPA, presented the award. Climate Change Awards recognize contributions to global environmental protection and were announced at an industry conference sponsored by the EPA in Huntington Beach, CA.

Photo Credit: Environmental Protection Agency

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■ 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.