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May 8, 2013: President Obama sat down with electric utility industry executives, including NYPA President and CEO Gil Quiniones, to discuss lessons learned during the response to Superstorm Sandy and ongoing preparations for the 2013 hurricane season.
Crews from NYPA's St. Lawrence-FDR project, Blenheim-Gilboa project and the Clark Energy Center aided in the post-storm recovery effort on Long Island from October 31 - November 11, 2012.
Arriving with transmission line trucks and equipment, the crews assisted LIPA and National Grid in assessing the condition of their high-voltage transmission lines and provided support for the restoration to service of damaged lines across their service area.
Working under the lights in the Suffolk County community of Shoreham, crews replaced insulators and reconnected conductors on a 69 kv power line.
Crews from more than 20 upstate municipal electric systems and rural electric cooperatives served by NYPA also helped repair damage on Long Island.
Storm Preparedness Briefing: Oct. 29, 2012 at NYPA's B-G Visitors Center
From left, Congressman Paul Tonko, NYPA president and CEO Gil Quiniones, Assemblyman Pete Lopez, and State Senator James Seward.