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NYPA’s Mario Roefaro speaks with visitors at an Earth Day event in AlbanyAlbany – NYPA’s commitment to the environment, sustainability and energy efficiency were at the forefront as we commemorated Earth Month at ‘green’ events throughout April. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson to promote ecology and raise environmental awareness, this one-day observance has blossomed into a month-long celebration. And NYPA was on hand at ‘green’ festivals and special events that took place throughout the Capital Region. Pictured at left is Mario Roefaro, NYPA’s Community Relations Specialist for Central New York, speaking with visitors during an Earth Day event in Albany on April 26, 2012.

Lynn Hait receives 2012 Public Service Excellence AwardNorth Blenheim – Lynn Hait, NYPA’s regional manager for Central New York, was honored with the SAPA 2012 Public Service Excellence Award at a ceremony held on May 9, in Albany. The State Academy for Public Administration recognized Hait for his more than 35 years of outstanding and dedicated service to the Power Authority, and gave him special commendation for his oversight of the emergency management operations at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project during Tropical Storm Irene last August. In addition, the NYPA Board of Trustees presented Hait with a special Certificate of Recognition at their April 24 meeting. More...

NYPA’s energy-efficient project, S. Glens Falls Central School DistrictSaratoga County – Walk the halls of South Glens Falls’ public schools and you might just find your footprint getting smaller - your carbon footprint. In 2011, NYPA completed a comprehensive, district-wide energy upgrade project at all six schools. Each school in the district (which covers 70 square miles and serves the towns of Moreau, Northumberland and Wilton) received new energy-efficient equipment, including condensing boilers, chillers, light fixtures, super T-8 lamps and ballasts.NYPA’s energy-efficiency project, S. Glens Falls High School Library

New T-5 high output linear fluorescent fixtures and exterior LED fixtures were installed in all of the gymnasiums, replacing metal halide fixtures; and in two of them, the air handling units were upgraded with variable-speed drives. In the four elementary schools, air-conditioning units were upgraded with direct digital controls, which will now provide better temperature control and nighttime setback. In addition, a new swimming pool cover was installed at the high school.

For the South Glens Falls Central School District, all of this means significant energy and maintenance cost savings, contributing to cleaner air and a smaller carbon footprint. The district will reduce energy consumption by about 784,000 kWh each year, which will avoid the release of 881 tons of harmful emissions into the environment and produce an estimated energy savings of $212,000 annually. Now that’s a breath of fresh air! Learn more about NYPA’s state-wide energy-efficiency projects…

 S. Glens Falls High School’s newly upgraded boiler system, Library and Gym

Sidney – Amphenol Aerospace Operations will remain in Delaware County thanks to an allocation of low-cost power approved by NYPA trustees on March 27. Now, with the allocation for 2,300 kilowatts, the company’s manufacturing facility will relocate to a nearby site that is safer from future flood risks – and hundreds of local jobs will be saved. Amphenol Aerospace, which has operated out of its current facility in Sidney, N.Y., for more than 80 years, experienced severe flooding during last summer’s hurricane and tropical storms. The extensive damage at its Delaware Avenue facility forced Amphenol to consider moving its operations outside of New York State.

The new facility represents a significant and continued investment by Amphenol Aerospace in its employees and its economic presence in the Sidney area. The allocation of power will also lower the company’s operating costs and further support its commitment to stay in New York. More…

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