N.Y. Power Authority Engineer Honored For Leadership In Energy Technologies

Connie Cullen
(914) 390-8196

May 29, 2002


WHITE PLAINS—Yan Kishinevsky, a New York Power Authority (NYPA) engineer, has been honored for his leadership in applying advanced energy technologies to provide reliable, cost-effective and clean energy alternatives for NYPA customers.

Kishinevsky is manager, distributed generation and energy utilization programs in NYPA’s Research and Technology Development unit.  He received a 2001 Technology Transfer Award from EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) for his work, in collaboration with EPRI, in implementing distributed generation technologies such as fuel cells, microturbines and flywheels.

“The Power Authority, under Governor George Pataki’s leadership, continually seeks ways to apply the latest energy technologies to better meet the energy needs of the people of New York State,” said Eugene W. Zeltmann, NYPA’s president and chief executive officer.  “We commend Yan for his accomplishments, which have contributed to NYPA's reputation as a leader in distributed resources and advanced energy technologies.”

"In a time of rapid change, technology becomes a critical factor in the success of any company,” said Hank Courtright, EPRI’s vice president, power generation and distributed resources, who announced the award at an EPRI meeting this spring in Dallas.

Kishinevsky monitors the installation of NYPA’s distributed generation projects, which are not demonstrations, but actual working uses of the various technologies that fully support the power grid and generate needed energy.  Distributed generation sources can be located close to a customer without being connected to transmission lines (although such connections are possible).  Several of NYPA’s distributed generation installations are in prominent public locations, such as fuel cells at Manhattan’s Central Park Police Station and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium in Brooklyn, and microturbines at the Water Pollution Control Center in the Town of Lewiston.  These visible projects help to educate the public and advance the concept of distributed resources as an important part of the generation mix.

Kishinevsky has been with the Power Authority since 1980.  He has held various positions, including manager, special projects, in the Nuclear Generation Department, and business development manager in the New Business Division.  Before joining the NYPA staff, he worked as a nuclear engineer for Ebasco Services in New York City and in the Russian power industry.

Kishinevsky obtained bachelor and master of science degrees in applied physics in the former Soviet Union.  He is a licensed professional engineer in New York State, and has authored over 30 technical papers and published numerous articles in power industry magazines.

He lives in Leonia, N.J., with his wife Vera, who holds a doctorate in psychology from New York University and works for the New York City Board of Education and teaches at Manhattan College.  Their daughter, Anya, is a surgical resident at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.

The New York Power Authority is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility.  NYPA owns and operates 21 generating facilities at 17 locations across New York State, with a total capacity of over 5.6 million kilowatts.  It also owns and operates over 1,400 circuit miles of transmission lines in various parts of the state.  The Power Authority is a national leader in advancing energy efficiency and the development of clean energy technologies and electric vehicles.

EPRI, established in 1973, manages science and technology projects for the energy and energy services industry worldwide.