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This action is in response to an order by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, issued to NYPA and Ontario Power Generation, which jointly operate the international Robert Moses-Robert H. Saunders Power Dam.
The lowered gates at the Iroquois Dam will require recreational boats to use Iroquois Lock to pass through the dam. More…
Massena - NYPA linemen from the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project assisted LIPA and National Grid crews in Long Island from October 31 through November 11 with storm recovery work. This included assessments of high-voltage transmission lines as well as providing support for the restoration of service to communities and electrical infrastructure heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
Massena – What a great way to spend an early-autumn weekend! Local kids and their families enjoyed a free day of animal and environmental encounters at NYPA’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center on Saturday, September 22. Exhibits at the NYPA Wildlife Festival included exotic and endangered animal demos, a petting zoo, wagon rides and a host of other hands-on activities. Food vendors and arts & crafts rounded out the long list of the day’s activities for both children and adults. It was great seeing you there!
St. Lawrence – Thanks largely to low-cost hydropower allocation from NYPA and other government incentives, a St. Lawrence County yogurt plant, North Country Dairy, is again thriving and 80 Northern New Yorkers are looking forward to being rehired. In May, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, the new owner of the dairy, began using a portion of the 3-megawatt (MW) hydropower allocation that the NYPA Board of Trustees approved in 2011 for the North Lawrence facility.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on July 19th that was well-attended by NYPA representatives, North Country elected officials and dairy workers. Upstate Niagara Cooperative is run by several hundred New York State dairy farmers and also operates dairies in Buffalo, West Seneca, Rochester,Syracuse and Watertown.
“The reopening of North Country Dairy, with the support of low-cost hydropower and other state and local government incentives, is consistent with the efforts of Governor Cuomo to bring about public-private partnerships and leverage state resources for economic development,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Power Authority is pleased to be contributing with our hydropower, which is of particular value to energy-intensive operations such as dairy-production facilities, to lower operating costs.” (Click on photos for larger image.) More...
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