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Photos and Captions:   January 12 - Governor Paterson Approves New Long-Term Contract Between NYPA and Alcoa to Secure North Country Jobs


January 12, 2009


Photo of Governor Paterson, center, with NYPA Acting Chairman Michael Townsend, right, and President & CEO Richard Kessel, left.

Governor David A. Paterson is joined by New York Power Authority (NYPA) Acting Chairman Michael J. Townsend, right, and NYPA President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel, left, at the signing of the Alcoa contract with NYPA in Massena on Jan. 12, 2009.  The contract will make available to Alcoa 478 megawatts of low-cost hydropower for a term of 30 years beginning in 2013. In exchange for the use of that power, Alcoa has guaranteed 900 jobs and will invest $600 million to upgrade its facilities.

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Photograph of Larry Richards

Larry Richards, United Steelworkers, representing Locals 420 and 450, addresses the audience at the signing of the long term power contract between Alcoa and the New York Power Authority which guarantees 900 North Country jobs.

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Photo Credit:  New York Power Authority

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