Statement by NYPA President & CEO
Timothy S. Carey on Adirondack Park Agency Permit for Tri-Lakes
March 9, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From the very beginning, Governor George E. Pataki
and his team outlined a plan to improve the reliability of the
electric system to meet the health and safety needs of the residents
of the Tri-Lakes Region and surrounding communities. Today the
Adirondack Park Agency keeps that plan moving ahead by approving the
permit application sought by the New York Power Authority to
undertake construction of the Tri-Lakes Reliability Project.
Along with expanding the use of energy efficiency
measures and renewable sources of energy, the new Tri-Lakes
Reliability Project power line will complement and enhance the
Governorís plan to protect and further the lives and livelihoods of
many Adirondack Park residents. The next step for the Power
Authority is to begin work with its partner, National Grid, on the
detailed design and engineering for the line.
The Power Authority is committed to continuing its
public process evidenced throughout the development of the line,
starting with the continued availability of the toll-free phone
line, 800-724-0309, so that NYPA can respond to questions and issues
concerning the line in its next phases. It is still NYPAís intent
to see construction begin in late 2006/early 2007 and for the line
to be operational in winter 2008/09.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.
It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues
earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a
leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and
electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nationís
largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating plants in
various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of
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