New Head of NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa
Project to Lead Modernization Effort
August 8, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—There is a new person in charge of
the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project whose experiences at
another New York Power Authority (NYPA) hydroelectric project make
him well-suited to spearhead a pending life extension and
modernization (LEM) program at this pumped-storage project.
Earlier this summer, NYPA named Allen Schriver
regional manager of Central New York, the top job at Blenheim-Gilboa.
He previously served as NYPA’s regional manager of Northern New
York, at its St. Lawrence-F.D.R. Power Project, in Massena, where he
led an ongoing LEM program to overhaul that facility’s 16 turbine
“Blenheim-Gilboa could not have a better leader
than Allen Schriver as we embark on a four-year, Life Extension and
Modernization program, for the Project’s four turbine-generator
units,” said Edward A. Welz, senior vice president and chief
engineer, Power Generation, NYPA. “We know this from his years at
the helm of our St. Lawrence-F.D.R. Project and his strong oversight
of the LEM program there, where 8 of the 16 turbine generators have
been overhauled. In addition to his technical excellence, Al also
helped reduce costs and streamline scheduling, all while conducting
the regular duties accompanying the job of regional manager of
Northern New York.
“Initiating a significant project like an LEM
program is both tremendously challenging and rewarding, so I
appreciate the Power Authority’s recognition of my achievements and
leadership abilities by selecting me to help initiate the work at
Blenheim-Gilboa,” said Schriver. “Blenheim-Gilboa has an outstanding
staff with many talents, which will greatly contribute to this
Al joined NYPA in 1985 as an electrical engineer at
St. Lawrence-F.D.R. where he subsequently held various positions
including electrical maintenance supervisor, test engineer, senior
operations engineer and operations superintendent.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical
Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Science
in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of
Massachusetts and is a registered professional engineer in the State
of New York.
Schriver replaces Horace Horton, who was recently
named regional manager of Western New York, to lead NYPA’s Niagara
Schriver and his wife Elizabeth live in Massena.
They are the parents of Michael, Jonathan, Christina and Katherine.
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