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Statement by the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees

Contact:
Christine Pritchard
518-322-9143
christine.pritchard@nypa.gov

February 6, 2009

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Judge Anthony Carpinello earlier this week requested the NYPA Board of Trustees to no longer consider him for appointment to the Authority staff.  The Authority has been engaged in a review of the scope and practices of its current Office of Inspector General.  A potential reorganization plan could include a redefined position that would not provide the same professional opportunities that were originally discussed when Judge Carpinello was conditionally appointed in December, 2008.

 About NYPA:

■    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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