Statement by NYPA President and
C.E.O. Roger Kelley Regarding the Attorney General's Investigation
May 11, 2008
The Power Authority is deeply troubled by the
issues raised in the Attorney Generalís letter about the possible
deliberate destruction of emails by NYPA personnel. As President of
the Power Authority, it is my personal commitment that NYPA will
leave no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of the matter. We
certainly have nothing to hide.
We have already taken decisive action to place Mr.
Wiese on unpaid administrative leave and to fully secure all
communications, both electronic and hard copy, related to the
We are fully committed to getting to the bottom of
this matter and determining who and how emails were deleted. If it
is determined that any NYPA employees have acted inappropriately, we
will certainly take the appropriate action.
On behalf of the 1,600 dedicated employees of the
Power Authority, I want to express our sadness that the alleged
wrongdoing by a few personnel might tarnish the good name of our
institution. Rest assured, however, that we are as committed as ever
to fulfilling our critical role in facing the stateís energy and
■ 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
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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