NYPA to Hold Jan. 16 Hearings on
Standards for Fuel Diversity, Fossil Fuel Efficiency and Net
August 3, 2007
For Immediate Release
WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
will hold a public hearing on Jan. 16, 2008, at its administrative
office building here on proposed standards for fuel diversity,
fossil-fuel efficiency and net metering, as required by the federal
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT).
NYPA must determine whether to adopt any or all of
the standards by Aug. 8, 2008, in accordance with EPACT, which
modified the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978.
(Last March, the Power Authority trustees adopted a demand-response
and smart-metering standard under EPACT.)
The statewide public power utility will consider
the views of customers and other interested parties commenting at
the Jan. 16 hearing, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Clarence D.
Rappleyea Building, at 123 Main Street, White Plains, N.Y.
■ 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
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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