New York Power Authority Names
Jefferson Resident Lynn Hait to Regional Manager
June 25, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GILBOA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today
announced that Lynn Hait of Jefferson has been promoted to regional
manager for Central New York at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage
Power Project in Schoharie County. Hait had previously been serving
as interim regional manager.
“The various leadership positions that Lynn has
held during his many years of service at NYPA, as well as his
extensive knowledge of NYPA’s operations, make him uniquely
qualified for this challenge,” said Roger B. Kelley, NYPA president
and chief executive officer.
Hait joined the Power Authority in 1976 as a member
of Blenheim-Gilboa’s maintenance organization. In 1995, Hait joined
the newly developed Maintenance Resource Management division and in
2003, was promoted to lead the division.
In 2005, Hait was named Blenheim-Gilboa’s Life
Extension Modernization Site Coordinator to oversee a $135 million
upgrade, which will allow Blenheim-Gilboa to produce more power from
the same amount of water while extending the facility’s reliable
service for decades ahead. Recently, the second of four pump-turbine
generating units was completed, ensuring that the project is ready
for the peak-demand summer season.
A life-long resident of Schoharie County, Hait also
serves as the Town of Jefferson’s justice, a post he has held since
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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. ■ For more
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