ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POWER

ALLOCATION BOARD

 

MINUTES

 

July 26, 2005

Video Conference – 10:00 a.m.

 

            New York Power Authority Offices:

30 South Pearl Street, 10th Floor, Albany, NY

123 Main Street, 16th Floor, White Plains, NY

St. Lawrence/FDR Power Project, 5th Floor, 830 Barnhart Island, Massena, NY

Louis P. Ciminelli Construction, 369 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY

 

                Ratification by Bernard P. McGarry for the 42 Power for Jobs extended benefits recommendations presented at the June 28, 2005 Meeting

 

1.                    Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of June 28, 2005

 

2.                    Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Recommendations for

Electricity Savings Reimbursements:

 

Con Edison – Service Territory

 

Charmer Industries, Inc

                          Astoria – Queens County

 

                          Columbia University

                          New York – New York County

 

                          Continental Food Products, Inc

                          Flushing – Queens County

 

                          Cumberland Packaging

                          Brooklyn- Kings County

 

                          Henry Street Settlement

                          New York, New York County

 

                          International Business Machines Corp.

                          White Plains – Westchester County

 

                          Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

                          Brooklyn – Kings County

 

                          Kinray, Inc.

                          Whitestone – Queens County

 

                          Kraft Foods (Tarrytown)

                          Tarrytown – Westchester County

 

                          Leake and Watts Services Inc.

              Yonkers – Westchester County

 

Liz Claiborne, Inc.

                          New York, New York County

 

                          Long Island Jewish Medical Center

                          Manhasset – Nassau County

 

                          Mount Sinai Medical Center

                          New York, New York County

 

                          New Museum of Contemporary Art

                          New York, New York County

 

                          NYU Medical Center

                          New York, New York County

 

                          Pepsi Cola Bottling Company

                          College Point – Queens County

 

                          S.R. Guggenheim Museum

                          New York, New York County

 

                          The Education Alliance

                          New York, New York County

 

                          The Museum of Modern Art

New York, New York County

Long Island Power Authority – Service Territory

 

Automatic Data Processing

                          Edgewood – Suffolk County

 

                         

 

 

Kleer-Fax Inc.

Amityville – Suffolk County

Niagara Mohawk – Service Territory

 

Diemolding Corporation

                Canastota – Madison County

 

                Ethox Corporation

                Buffalo – Erie County

 

                Ford Motor Company

                Buffalo – Erie County

 

                Glens Falls Lehigh Cement Company

                Glens Falls – Warren County

 

                H.P. Hood, Inc.

                Oneida – Madison County

 

                Mercy Hospital

                Buffalo – Erie County

 

               

 

 

Mohawk Paper Mills

                Cohoes – Albany County

 

                Natrium Products, Inc

                Cortland – Cortland County

 

                PCI Paper Conversions, Inc.

                Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

                Robison & Smith Inc.

                Gloversville – Fulton County

 

                Syracuse China Company

                Syracuse – Onondaga County         

 

                Utica Converters, Inc.

Utica – Oneida County

New York State Electric & Gas

Cameron Fabricating Corporation

Horseheads, Chemung County

 

Corning, Inc. (Big Flats)

Corning – Steuben County

 

Corning, Inc. (SSC & TDM)

Corning – Steuben County

 

Corning, Inc. (Southside)

Corning – Steuben County

 

 

Frito-Lay, Inc

Binghamton - Broome County

 

Ultralife Batteries, Inc.

Newark – Wayne County

 

World Warehouse & Distribution

Champlain – Clinton County

     

 

3.                      Resolution – Louis P. Ciminelli

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

4.             Next Meeting


 

            A regular meeting of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board was held via video conference at the following participating locations:

 

1)       New York Power Authority, 30 South Pearl Street, Albany NY

2)       New York Power Authority, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY

3)       St. Lawrence/FDR Power Project, 830 Barnhart Island, Massena, NY

4)       Louis P. Ciminelli Construction, 369 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY

 

The following Members of the Board were present at the following locations:

Frank S. McCullough, Jr., Chairman (Massena, NY)

James A. Duncan, Member (Buffalo, NY)

Bernard P. McGarry, Member (Massena)

 

Kevin S. Corbett, Member (Excused)

 

 

Also in attendance were:

Eugene W. Zeltmann                           President and Chief Executive Officer

David E. Blabey                                    Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, NYPA

Louise M. Morman                              Senior Vice President – Marketing, Economic Development
& Supply Planning, NYPA

Gary Paslow                                          Vice President – Governmental Affairs & Policy Development

Thomas Warmath                                Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, NYPA

James H. Yates                                     Vice President – Major Account Marketing &
Economic Development, NYPA

Angela D. Graves                                 Deputy Secretary, NYPA

Joseph J. Carline                                  Assistant General Counsel – Power & Transmission, NYPA

John B. Hamor                                      Executive Director – State Governmental Relations, NYPA

Niko Ladopoulos                                 Legislative Liaison – Public & Governmental Affairs, NYPA

Jordan Brandeis                                   Director – Supply Planning, Pricing & Power Contracts, NYPA

Bonnie Fahey                                       Executive Administrative Assistant, NYPA

Mary Jean Frank                                  Associate Secretary, NYPA

Lorna Johnson                                     Assistant Secretary, NYPA

Michael J. Santarcangelo                    Director - Energy Policy, ESDC

Michael Marlette                                  Marlette National Companies


 

 

                Ratification by Bernard P. McGarry approving the 42 Power for Jobs extended benefits recommendations presented at the June 28, 2005 meeting.

 

1.                   Adoption of Minutes

The minutes of the meeting of July 26, 2005, were unanimously adopted.

 

 

 

 


 

2.                   Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Recommendations
for Electricity Savings Reimbursements                                      

 

 

The members of the Board considered the 40 applications for electricity savings reimbursements and/or contract extensions listed below for Power for Jobs.  Mr. Yates explained that some 48,717 jobs would be impacted.  See Exhibit ‘2-A.’

 

                The following resolution was unanimously adopted by members of the Board present.

 

WHEREAS, the following entities have applied for electricity savings reimbursements under the Power for Jobs program:

 

Con Edison – Service Territory:

 

Charmer Industries, Inc

Astoria – Queens County

 

      Columbia University

      New York – New York County

 

      Continental Food Products, Inc

      Flushing – Queens County

 

      Cumberland Packaging

      Brooklyn- Kings County

 

      Henry Street Settlement

      New York, New York County

 

      International Business Machines Corp.

      White Plains – Westchester County

 

      Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

      Brooklyn – Kings County

 

      Kinray, Inc.

      Whitestone – Queens County

 

      Kraft Foods (Tarrytown)

      Tarrytown – Westchester County

 

      Leake and Watts Services Inc.

      Yonkers – Westchester County

 

Liz Claiborne, Inc.

                New York, New York County

 

                Long Island Jewish Medical Center

                Manhasset – Nassau County

 

                Mount Sinai Medical Center

                New York, New York County

               

New Museum of Contemporary Art

                New York, New York County

 

                NYU Medical Center

                New York, New York County

 

                Pepsi Cola Bottling Company

                College Point – Queens County

 

                S.R. Guggenheim Museum

                New York, New York County

 

                The Education Alliance

                New York, New York County

 

                The Museum of Modern Art

New York, New York County

 

 

     

 

 

Long Island Power Authority – Service Territory:

 

Automatic Data Processing

                          Edgewood – Suffolk County

 

 

 

       

 

Kleer-Fax Inc.

Amityville – Suffolk County

Niagara Mohawk – Service Territory:

 

Diemolding Corporation

                Canastota – Madison County

 

                Ethox Corporation

                Buffalo – Erie County

 

                Ford Motor Company

                Buffalo – Erie County

 

                Glens Falls Lehigh Cement Company

                Glens Falls – Warren County

 

                H.P. Hood, Inc.

                Oneida – Madison County

 

                Mercy Hospital

                Buffalo – Erie County

 

               

 

 

Mohawk Paper Mills

                Cohoes – Albany County

 

                Natrium Products, Inc

                Cortland – Cortland County

 

                PCI Paper Conversions, Inc.

                Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

                Robison & Smith Inc.

                Gloversville – Fulton County

 

                Syracuse China Company

                Syracuse – Onondaga County         

 

                Utica Converters, Inc.

Utica – Oneida County

New York State Electric & Gas:

 

Cameron Fabricating Corporation

Horseheads, Chemung County

 

Corning, Inc. (Big Flats)

Corning – Steuben County

 

Corning, Inc. (SSC & TDM)

Corning – Steuben County

 

Corning, Inc. (Southside)

Corning – Steuben County

 

 

 

Frito-Lay, Inc

Binghamton - Broome County

 

Ultralife Batteries, Inc.

Newark – Wayne County

 

World Warehouse & Distribution

Champlain – Clinton County

     

 

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board hereby finds and determines that such applications meet the requirements of the Power for Jobs legislation contained in Chapter 316 of the Laws of 1997; Chapter 386 of the Laws of 1998; Chapter 63 of the Laws of 2000; Chapter 226 of the Laws of 2002; and Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2004, would advance the public policy set forth in Section 189(i) of the Economic Development Law to provide effective incentives to promote economic development, maintain and develop jobs, and encourage new capital investment throughout New York State; and be it further

 

RESOLVED, That the Board recommends to the Power Authority of the State of New York the 40 applications for electricity savings reimbursements discussed herein totaling 44,364 kW until December 31, 2005.


 

3.                   Resolution – Louis P. Ciminelli

                The members of the Board present approved the following resolution.

      WHEREAS,  Louis P. Ciminelli provided exemplary leadership, invaluable insight and an unswerving sense of purpose throughout his nearly three years as Chairman of the New York State Economic Development Power Allocation Board; and

 

      WHEREAS, during Mr. Ciminelli’s tenure, which began in September 2002, EDPAB recommended approval by the New York Power Authority of power allocations or related benefits for more than 500 customers, resulting in the creation or retention of approximately 280,000 jobs under the Power for Jobs and Economic Development Power programs; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Ciminelli played a valuable role in working, on behalf of this board, to inform and advise state leaders about issues affecting the administration of these programs, helping to see several new laws enacted to amend, extend and sustain these and other vital economic development initiatives implemented by NYPA to promote the prosperity of the Empire State; and

 

WHEREAS, during his years at EDPAB, Mr. Ciminelli also served with distinction as Chairman of NYPA, a position in which, until his recent retirement, he made further significant contributions to economic development in New York State, most notably through his successful efforts to improve the process for allocations of the Authority’s low-cost hydropower to Western New York businesses; and

 

WHEREAS, beginning with his appointment as a Power Authority Trustee in December 1995 and continuing through his elections as Vice Chairman and Chairman, he was a leader in defining NYPA’s role in a competitive electric utility industry and enhancing the Authority’s benefits to the State; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Ciminelli’s stellar record in the public sector has been complemented by his leadership of an eminently successful construction business and his steadfast support for educational and civic causes in the Buffalo region; and

 

WHEREAS, Louis Ciminelli has retired as EDPAB’s chairman after an extremely eventful and productive tenure;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the members of the New York State Economic Development Power Allocation Board express their gratitude to Lou Ciminelli for his many accomplishments in serving the Board and the people of New York State and wish him a future of continued success and fulfillment.

 

 

July 26, 2005

 

 

4.             Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board is to be determined.

 

 

 

 


 

Closing

 

             Upon motion duly made and seconded, the meeting was closed at 10:06 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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