NYPA Approves 13 New Power for Jobs Allocations;  Lower-Cost Electricity to Help Create Over 270 New Jobs - Audio

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Michael Saltzman

March 20, 2003

The New York Power Authority Trustees Thursday approved new allocations under the latest phase of Governor George E. Pataki’s Power for Jobs program, with 13 businesses and not-for-profit organizations promising to create 272 new jobs in return for the discount-priced electricity.

The latest allocations stemmed from legislation last year setting aside additional amounts of economical power for reallocations to existing Power for Jobs customers and new allocations to other qualified recipients.

The Governor’s program has helped to protect or create more than 300,000 jobs across the state since it was first launched in late 1997.

You’re free to use any of the following three audio cuts:

Audio Excerpts from NYPA Chairman Louis P. Ciminelli
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  • CUT #1 (:15) Re- Impact of Power for Jobs

    Incue- The economical…Outcue- the state.

  • CUT #2 (:16) Re- Latest Allocations

    Incue- More than…Outcue- the power.

  • CUT 3 (:16) Re- Total Number of Jobs Linked to Power for Jobs

    Incue- Currently…Outcue- lower-cost power.

In addition to the 13 new customers, the NYPA board approved reallocations for 10 businesses and nonprofits whose Power for Jobs allocations were expiring

For more information, see March 20 News Release, or call…914-390-8181.