Power Information Sessions To Be Held In Niagara Falls, Buffalo
716-285-3211 ext. 6651
February 6, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Potential customers and others interested in obtaining information
about low-cost industrial electricity from the New York Power Authority
are encouraged to attend public meetings next week in Buffalo and Niagara
The meetings are in response to Gov. George E. Pataki's announcement
last week that the state would make a major effort to use this power to
attract more jobs for Western New York. Power Authority representatives
will explain what replacement power is, the criteria considered for
allocations and how the application process works.
The first session will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Advanced
Training Center at 275 Oak Street in Buffalo. A second session will be
held Friday, Feb. 15, in Niagara Falls in the auditorium at the Earl W.
Brydges Public Library, 1425 Main Street.
Sessions on both days will run from 9 to 11 a.m. and are open to all
The meetings are sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and
Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce, Inc. The Power Authority, the Empire
State Development Corp., Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and Niagara Mohawk, a
National Grid company, will also participate.
The Power Authority has 17,000 kilowatts (kw) of replacement power from
its Niagara Power Project available for allocation to manufacturing
companies in the Niagara Mohawk service territory and within 30 miles of
Applications for power will be accepted until March 25. Power Authority
trustees will review the applications and make decisions on allocations,
based on criteria that includes the number of new jobs created, proposed
capital investment and potential long term positive impacts on Western New