ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POWER

ALLOCATION BOARD

 

MINUTES

 

March 28, 2006

Video Conference – 10:00 a.m.

 

                                                                                                New York Power Authority Offices:

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

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

Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY

 

 

1.                                Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of January 30, 2006

 

2.                               Power for Jobs Extended Benefits

Recommendations for Contract Extensions

 

A.                  Company in Job Compliance

 

New York State Electric & Gas – Service Territory

F.M. Howell & Company

Elmira – Chemung County

 

 

B.                   Company Not in Job Compliance

 

National Grid – Service Territory

Mid State Raceway, Inc.

Vernon – Oneida County

 

 

3.                               Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Recommendations

                for Electricity Savings Reimbursements                          

 

A.                  Companies in Job Compliance

 

Con Edison – Service Territory

American Cancer Society

New York – New York County

 

Charmer Industries

Astoria – Queens County

 

Continental Food Products

Flushing – Queens County

 

International Business Machines

White Plains – Westchester County

 

New Museum of Contemporary Art

New York – New York County

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital

New York – New York County

 

North General Hospital

New York – New York County

 

NYU Medical Center

New York – New York County

 

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. (NYC)

College Point – Queens County

 

S.R. Guggenheim Museum

New York – New York County

 

The Jewish Museum

New York – New York County

 

Long Island Power Authority – Service Territory

Good Samaritan Hospital

West Islip – Suffolk County     

 

Long Beach Memorial Hospital

Long Beach – Nassau County 

 

Standard Microsystems

Hauppauge – Suffolk County

 

National Grid – Service Territory

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

East Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Diemolding Corporation

Canastota – Madison County

 


 

Edward John Noble Hospital

Gouverneur – Lawrence County

 

Ford Motor Company

Buffalo – Erie County

 

Interface Solutions, Inc.

Fulton – Oneida County

 

Lewis County General Hospital

Lowville – Rensselaer County

 

Mohawk Paper

Cohoes – Albany County

 

Natrium Products, Inc.

Cortland – Cortland County

 

PCI Paper Conversions, Inc.

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Queensboro Farm Products, Inc.

Canastota – Madison County

 

Revere Copper Products

Rome – Oneida County

 

Robinson & Smith, Inc.

Gloversville – Fulton County

 

Snyder Industries, Inc.

N. Tonawanda – Niagara County

 

Sorrento Lactalis, Inc.

Buffalo – Erie County

 

Spancrete Northeast Inc.

South Bethlehem – Albany County

 

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Syracuse China Company

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Syracuse University

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Vicks Lithograph & Printing

Yorkville – Oneida County

 

Welch Allyn Data Collection Inc.

Skaneateles Falls – Onondaga County

New York State Electric & Gas – Service Territory

Agri-Mark

Chateaugay - Franklin County

Consumers Beverage

Buffalo – Erie County

 

     

 

B.                   Companies Not in Job Compliance

 

Con Edison – Service Territory

Norampac

Maspeth – Queens County

 

Streamline Plastics

Bronx – Bronx County

Long Island Power Authority – Service Territory

Augros, Inc.

Ronkonkoma – Suffolk County

 

 

 

 

National Grid – Service Territory

CEN Electronics

Caledonia – Livingston County

 

Cooper Hand Tools

Cortland – Cortland County

 

Cooper Industries (Crouse-Hinds)

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc.

Ellicottville – Cattaraugus County

 

Kilian Manufacturing Corporation

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Lydall Manning

Green Island – Albany County

 

McLane Eastern

Baldwinsville – Onondaga County

 

Quad Graphics, Inc.

Saratoga Springs – Saratoga County

 

Remarketing Services of America (RSA Solutions Inc.)

Amherst – Erie County

 

Specialized Packaging Radisson, Inc.

Baldwinsville – Onondaga County

 

Syroco

Baldwinsville – Onondaga County

 

Utica Corp.

Whitesboro – Oneida County

 

New York State Electric & Gas – Service Territory

EGLI Machine, Inc.

Sidney – Otsego County

 

Endicott Interconnect Technologies

Endicott – Broome County

 

Vail Ballou Press, Inc.

Binghamton – Oneida County

Rochester Gas & Electric – Service Territory

Jada Precision Plastics

Rochester – Monroe County

 

 

 

4.                               Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Reconsideration

 

A. Contract Extensions

 

Flag Poles, Inc.

East Setauket

 

Display Producers

Bronx

 

Custom Electronics, Inc.

Oneonta

 

Syracuse Plastics, LLC

Liverpool

 

 

B. Electricity Savings Reimbursements

 

Photocircuits Corporation

Glen Cove

 

McLane Eastern

Baldwinsville

 

 

 

5.                               Transfers of Industrial Power

 

Long Island Power Authority – Service Territory

Fala Direct Marketing, Inc.

Melville – Suffolk County

 

 

National Grid – Service Territory

CEN Electronics

Caledonia – Livingston County

 

CWM Chemical Services, Inc

Model City – Niagara County

 

Utica Corporation

Whitesboro – Oneida County

 

Rochester Gas & Electric – Service Territory

Hammer Lithograph Corp

Rochester – Monroe County

 

 

 

 

6.                               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)       Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY

 

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

Frank S. McCullough, Jr., Chairman (White Plains, NY)

Bernard P. McGarry, Member (Albany, NY)

James A. Duncan, Member, (Lewiston, NY)

 

Kevin S. Corbett, Member (New York, NY) - Excused

 

 

Also in attendance were:

Timothy S. Carey                                 President and Chief Executive Officer, NYPA

Thomas J. Kelly                                    Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NYPA

David E. Blabey                                    Executive Vice President and Special Counsel to the Chairman

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

Angela D. Graves                                 Deputy Secretary, NYPA

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

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

James F. Pasquale                                Director – Business Power Allocations, Regulation and Billing, NYPA

Anthony C. Savino                              Manager – Business Power Allocations and Compliance, NYPA

Niko Ladopoulos                                 Legislative Liaison – Public and Governmental Affairs, NYPA

Mary Jean Frank                                  Associate Secretary, NYPA

Lorna M. Johnson                               Assistant Secretary, NYPA

Jeffrey Carey                                         Special Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Oficer, NYPA

Michael J. Santarcangelo                    Director – Energy Policy, Empire State Development Corporation

 


 

1.                   Adoption of Minutes

The minutes of the meeting of January 30, 2006, were unanimously adopted.

 


 

2.                   Power for Jobs Extended Benefits

        Recommendation for Contract Extension

The members of the Board considered one application for extended benefits recommendations for contract extension for one company in job compliance and one company not in job compliance listed below for Power for Jobs.  Mr. Pasquale explained that some 300 jobs would be impacted.  See Exhibit “2-A” and “2-B.”

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

WHEREAS, the following entities have applied for extended benefits recommendations for a contract extension under the Power for Jobs program:

COMPANY IN JOB COMPLIANCE

 

New York State Electric & Gas – Service Territory:

F.M. Howell & Company
Elmira – Chemung County

 

 

 

 

 

COMPANY NOT IN JOB COMPLIANCE

 

National Grid – Service Territory:

Mid State Raceway, Inc.

Vernon – Oneida County

 

 

 

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board hereby finds and determines that such application meets 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; Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2004; and Chapter 313 of the Laws of 2005, 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 two applications for extended benefits recommendations for contract extensions discussed herein totaling
1,050 kW until December 31, 2006.


 

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

The members of the Board reconsidered the 55 applications for full or partial reinstatement of extended benefits recommendations for contract extensions listed below for Power for Jobs.  Mr. Pasquale explained that some 49,108 jobs would be impacted.  See Exhibits “3-A” and “3-B.”

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

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

COMPANIES IN JOB COMPLIANCE

Con Edison – Service Territory

American Cancer Society

New York – New York County

 

Charmer Industries

Astoria – Queens County

 

Continental Food Products

Flushing – Queens County

 

International Business Machines

White Plains – Westchester County

 

New Museum of Contemporary Art

New York – New York County

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital

New York – New York County

 

North General Hospital

New York – New York County

 

NYU Medical Center

New York – New York County

 

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. (NYC)

College Point – Queens County

 

S.R. Guggenheim Museum

New York – New York County

 

The Jewish Museum

New York – New York County

 

Long Island Power Authority – Service Territory

Good Samaritan Hospital

West Islip – Suffolk County     

 

Long Beach Memorial Hospital

Long Beach – Nassau County 

 

Standard Microsystems

Hauppauge – Suffolk County

 

National Grid – Service Territory

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

East Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Diemolding Corporation

Canastota – Madison County

 


 

Edward John Noble Hospital

Gouverneur – Lawrence County

 

Ford Motor Company

Buffalo – Erie County

 

Interface Solutions, Inc.

Fulton – Oneida County

 

Lewis County General Hospital

Lowville – Rensselaer County

 

Mohawk Paper

Cohoes – Albany County

 

Natrium Products, Inc.

Cortland – Cortland County

 

PCI Paper Conversions, Inc.

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Queensboro Farm Products, Inc.

Canastota – Madison County

 

Revere Copper Products

Rome – Oneida County

 

Robinson & Smith, Inc.

Gloversville – Fulton County

 

Snyder Industries, Inc.

N. Tonawanda – Niagara County

 

Sorrento Lactalis, Inc.

Buffalo – Erie County

 

Spancrete Northeast Inc.

South Bethlehem – Albany County

 

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Syracuse China Company

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Syracuse University

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Vicks Lithograph & Printing

Yorkville – Oneida County

 

Welch Allyn Data Collection Inc.

Skaneateles Falls – Onondaga County

New York State Electric & Gas – Service Territory

Agri-Mark

Chateaugay - Franklin County

 

Consumers Beverage

Buffalo – Erie County

 

     

 

COMPANIES NOT IN JOB COMPLIANCE

Con Edison – Service Territory

 

Norampac

Maspeth – Queens County

 

Streamline Plastics

Bronx – Bronx County

 

Long Island Power Authority – Service Territory

 

Augros, Inc.

Ronkonkoma – Suffolk County

 

 

 

National Grid – Service Territory

 

CEN Electronics

Caledonia – Livingston County

 

Cooper Hand Tools

Cortland – Cortland County

 

Cooper Industries (Crouse-Hinds)

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc.

Ellicottville – Cattaraugus County

 

Kilian Manufacturing Corporation

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Lydall Manning

Green Island – Albany County

 

McLane Eastern

Baldwinsville – Onondaga County

 

Quad Graphics, Inc.

Saratoga Springs – Saratoga County

 

Remarketing Services of America (RSA Solutions Inc.)

Amherst – Erie County

 

Specialized Packaging Radisson, Inc.

Baldwinsville – Onondaga County

 

Syroco

Baldwinsville – Onondaga County

 

Utica Corp.

Whitesboro – Oneida County

 

New York State Electric & Gas – Service Territory

 

EGLI Machine, Inc.

Sidney – Otsego County

 

Endicott Interconnect Technologies

Endicott – Broome County

 

Vail Ballou Press, Inc.

Binghamton – Oneida County

 

Rochester Gas & Electric – Service Territory

 

Jada Precision Plastics

Rochester – Monroe County

 

 

 

 

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board hereby finds and determines that such applications meet the requirements of the extended benefits provisions of the Power for Jobs legislation contained in Article 6 of the Economic Development Law as amended by Chapter 313 of the Laws of 2005; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board recommends to the Power Authority of the State of New York the 55 applications for extended benefits recommendations for electricity savings reimbursements discussed herein totaling 60,747 kW until December 31, 2006.


 

4.                                     Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Reconsideration

The members of the Board considered the four applications for full or partial reconsideration for contract extensions, and two applications for full or partial reconsideration for electricity savings reimbursements listed below for Power for Jobs.  Mr. Pasquale explained that some 2,295 jobs would be impacted.  See Exhibits “4-A,” and
“4-B.”

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

WHEREAS, the following entities have applied for reconsideration for full or partial reinstatement under the Power for Jobs program:

CONTRACT EXTENSIONS

Flag Poles, Inc.
East Setauket

 

Display Producers
Bronx

 

 

Custom Electronics, Inc
Oneonta

 

Syracuse Plastics, LLC
Liverpool

 

ELECTRICITY SAVINGS REIMBURSEMENTS

Photocircuts Corporation
Glen Cove

 

McLane Eastern
Baldinwinsville

 

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board hereby finds and determines that such applications meet the requirements of the extended benefits provisions of the Power for Jobs legislation contained in Article 6 of the Economic Development Law as amended by Chapter 313 of the Laws of 2005; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board recommends to the Power Authority of the State of New York the four applications for full or partial reconsideration for contract extensions; two applications for full or partial reconsideration for electricity savings reimbursements discussed herein totaling 5,965 kW until December 31, 2006.


 

5.                                     Transfers of Industrial Power

Summary

The members of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board (Power Allocation Board) are requested to recommend approval to the companies as detailed below.

BACKGROUND

The Power Allocation Board is requesting to approve the transfer of power allocations for five existing customers have changed names and or locations for various business reasons. The Power Allocation Board has approved transfers of this nature at past meetings.

DISCUSSION

The proposed transferees are as follows:

CEN Electronics, which has a facility in Caledonia, manufactures industrial battery chargers for forklifts, pallet jacks and other battery-powered transportation equipment.  At their September 28, 1998 meeting, the Trustees approved CEN Electronics for a 300 kW Power for Jobs (“PFJ”) allocation in return for 121 jobs.  The company was purchased by a private owner and the name was changed to Applied Energy Solutions (“AES”).  The new company maintains the Caledonia facility’s operations and produces the same products as the original company.  In August 2005, the company applied for extended PFJ benefits in the form of an electricity savings reimbursement.  AES will receive a reduced level of extended benefits proportional to its job shortfall through December 31, 2006, the sunset date for the PFJ program.

CWM Chemical Services, Inc. (“CWM”) located in Model City, NY is a chemical and industrial waste management facility offering waste treatment, storage, and disposal solutions.  At the June 29, 1999, trustee meeting, CWM was approved for a 400 kW Power for Jobs (“PFJ”) allocation in return for 100 jobs.  CWM created CWM Chemical Services, LLC as a wholly- owned subsidiary of its parent corporation, Waste Management, Inc.  There was no purchase, rather only a contribution of assets to the new entity for business purposes.  The new company’s products and services, facility operations and ownership remain unchanged.  In August 2005, the company applied for extended PFJ benefits in the form of an electricity savings reimbursement.  CWM Chemical Services, LLC will receive a reduced level of extended benefits proportional to its job shortfall through the remainder of the PFJ program, December 31, 2006.

Fala Direct Marketing, Inc. (“Fala”) is a direct marketing production services company in Melville.  At their September 30, 1998 meeting, the Trustees approved Fala for a 1,500 kW PFJ allocation in return for 554 jobs.  In July 2005, the company was acquired in an operating asset purchase by IWCO Direct, a Minnesota firm.  The new company’s products and services and New York facility operations remain unchanged.  On September 20, 2005, the Trustees approved an extension of the company’s PFJ contract through December 31, 2006, at a reduced level of 1,150 kW proportional to its job shortfall.  IWCO Direct agrees to honor all terms and conditions of its extended PFJ contract.

Hammer Lithograph Corp., with a facility in Rochester, is a multicolor packaging printer of labels, box wraps and premium packets for consumer products.  At their March 31, 1998 meeting, the Trustees approved Hammer Lithograph for a 900 kW PFJ allocation in return for 222 jobs.  In July 2005, the company changed its name to Hammer Packaging Corp. (“Hammer”).  The company name was changed when it consolidated its business with New Frontier Packaging, a flexographic packaging printing operation.  The new company’s products, services, facility operations and ownership remain unchanged.  On September 20, 2005, the Trustees approved an extension of the company’s PFJ contract through December 31, 2006.  Hammer is in job compliance and agrees to honor its job commitments and all terms and conditions of its contract.

Utica Corporation manufactures a variety of engine-ready components for use in the aerospace and industrial gas turbine industries at its facility located in Whitesboro, New York.  At the June 26, 2001, trustee meeting, Utica Corporation was approved for a 1,200 kW Power for Jobs (“PFJ”) allocation in return for 395 jobs.  The company’s ownership has acquired other operations across the country and changed its corporate name to Turbine Engine Components Technologies (“TECT”), in order to build and brand the new operations under the TECT name.  The new company’s ownership, products and services remain unchanged.  In August 2005, the company applied for extended PFJ benefits in the form of an electricity savings reimbursement.  TECT will receive a reduced level of extended benefits proportional to its job shortfall through the remainder of the PFJ program, December 31, 2006.

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Power Allocation Board approve the name and or/location changes detailed above.

Following consideration of such recommendations, the Members of the Board present voted unanimously to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLVED, That the members of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board hereby approve name changes to the five companies as described in the above memorandum to the Board.


 

6.                                     Next Meeting

 

                The next meeting of the Board is to be determined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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