ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POWER

ALLOCATION BOARD

 

MINUTES

 

May 23, 2006

Video Conference 9:00 a.m.

 

New York Power Authority Offices:

123 Main Street, 16th Floor, White Plains, NY

30 South Pearl Street, 10th Floor, Albany, NY

Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY

 

 

1. Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of April 28, 2006

 

 

2.                   Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Recommendations

for Electricity Savings Reimbursements    

 

A.                  Companies in Job Compliance

 

Con Edison Service Territory

 

Charmer Industries

Astoria Queens County

 

Jacmel Jewelry, Inc.

Long Island City Queens County

 

 

The Museum of Modern Art

New York New York County

 

Long Island Power Authority Service Territory

 

Good Samaritan Hospital

West Islip Suffolk County

 

 

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital

Port Jefferson Suffolk County

 

National Grid Service Territory

Bank of New York

Oriskany Oneida County

 

Cascades Tissue Group

Waterford Saratoga County

 

Clarkson University

Potsdam St. Lawrence County

 

Corning, Inc. (Canton)

Canton St. Lawrence County

 

Diemolding Corporation

Canastota Madison County

 

Edward John Noble Hospital

Gouverneur St. Lawrence County

 

Fiber Glass Industries Inc.

Amsterdam Herkimer County

General Electric Plastics

Selkirk Albany County

 

Interface Solutions

Fulton Oswego County

 

Intertek Testing Services

Cortland Cortland County

 

Lewis County General Hospital

Lowville Lewis County

 

Mohawk Paper Mills

Cohoes Albany County

 

Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home

Gloversville Fulton County

 

Queensboro Farm Products, Inc. Canastota

Canastota Madison County

 

Robison & Smith, Inc.

Gloversville Fulton County

Sorrento Lactalis, Inc.

Buffalo Erie County

New York State Electric and Gas Service Territory

 

Agri-Mark, Inc.

Chateaugay Franklin County

 

 

Merritt Plywood Machinery, Inc.

Lockport Niagara County

 

 

B.                  Companies Not in Job Compliance

 

Con Edison Service Territory

 

American Indian Community House

New York New York County

 

 

International Business Machines White Plains

White Plains Westchester County

National Grid Service Territory

 

Cooper Hand Tools

Cortland Cortland County

 

CWM Chemical Services, LLC

Model City Niagara County

 

Dielectric Laboratories

Cazenovia Madison County

 

Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc.

Ellicottville Cattaraugus County

 

Kilian Manufacturing Corporation

Syracuse Onondaga County

 

Quad Graphics, Inc.

Saratoga Springs Saratoga County

 

 

Specialized Packaging Radisson, Inc.

Baldwinsville Onondaga County

 

Standard Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Troy Rensselaer County

 

Syroco, Inc. A Subsidiary of Vassallo Industries

Baldwinsville Onondaga County

 

Turbine Components Technologies

Whitesboro Oneida County

 

Welch Allyn Data Collection

Skaneateles Falls Onondaga County

 

New York State Electric & Gas Service Territory

 

A. T. Reynolds & Sons, Inc.

Kiamesha Lake Sullivan County

 

 

Vail Ballou Press, Inc.

Binghamton Broome County

 

Rochester Gas & Electric Service Territory

International Business Machines Rochester

Rochester Monroe County

 

 

 


3.                   Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Reconsideration

Contract Extension

 

 

Applied Energy Solutions (CEN Electric)

Caledonia

 

 

 

 

4.                   Next Meeting

 


A regular meeting of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board was held via video conference at the following participating locations:

 

1)       New York Power Authority, 30 South Pearl Street, Albany NY

2)       New York Power Authority, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY

3)       Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY

 

 

The following Members of the Board were present at the following locations:

Frank S. McCullough, Jr., Chairman (White Plains, NY)

Bernard P. McGarry, Member (Albany, NY)

James A. Duncan, Member, (Lewiston, NY)

 

Kevin S. Corbett, Member (Excused)

 

 

Also in attendance were:

Timothy S. Carey President and Chief Executive Officer, NYPA

Thomas J. Kelly Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NYPA

Joseph M. Del Sindaco Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer, NYPA

Louise M. Morman Senior Vice President Marketing, Economic Development
and Supply Planning, NYPA

Anne B. Cahill Corporate Secretary, NYPA

Angela D. Graves Deputy Corporate Secretary, NYPA

John B. Hamor Executive Director State Governmental Relations, NYPA

James F. Pasquale Director Business Power Allocations, Regulation and Billing, NYPA

Anthony C. Savino Manager Business Power Allocations and Compliance, NYPA

Niko Ladopoulos Legislative Liaison Public and Governmental Affairs, NYPA

Mary Jean Frank Associate Corporate Secretary, NYPA

Lorna M. Johnson Assistant Corporate Secretary, NYPA

Jeffrey Carey Special Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer, NYPA

 


1.                   Adoption of Minutes

The minutes of the meeting of April 28, 2006, were unanimously adopted.

 


2.                   Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Recommendations
for Electricity Savings Reimbursements                      

The members of the Board reconsidered the 39 applications for extended benefits recommendations for electricity savings reimbursements listed below for Power for Jobs. Mr. Pasquale explained that some 20,947 jobs would be impacted. See Exhibits 2-A and 2-B.

The following resolution was unanimously adopted by members of the Board present.

WHEREAS, the following entities have applied for extended benefits recommendations for electricity savings reimbursements under the Power for Jobs program:

COMPANIES IN JOB COMPLIANCE

Con Edison Service Territory

Charmer Industries

Astoria Queens County

 

Jacmel Jewelry, Inc.

Long Island City Queens County

 

The Museum of Modern Art

New York New York County

 

Long Island Power Authority Service Territory

Good Samaritan Hospital

West Islip Suffolk County

 

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital

Port Jefferson Suffolk County

 

National Grid Service Territory

Bank of New York

Oriskany Oneida County

 

Cascades Tissue Group

Waterford Saratoga County

 

Clarkson University

Potsdam St. Lawrence County

 

Corning, Inc. (Canton)

Canton St. Lawrence County

 

Diemolding Corporation

Canastota Madison County

 

Edward John Noble Hospital

Gouverneur St. Lawrence County

 

Fiber Glass Industries Inc.

Amsterdam Herkimer County

 

General Electric Plastics

Selkirk Albany County

 

Interface Solutions

Fulton Oswego County

 

Intertek Testing Services

Cortland Cortland County

 

Lewis County General Hospital

Lowville Lewis County

 

Mohawk Paper Mills

Cohoes Albany County

 

Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home

Gloversville Fulton County

 

Queensboro Farm Products, Inc. Canastota

Canastota Madison County

 

Robison & Smith, Inc.

Gloversville Fulton County

 

Sorrento Lactalis, Inc.

Buffalo Erie County

New York State Electric and Gas Service Territory

Agri-Mark, Inc.

Chateaugay Franklin County

 

Merritt Plywood Machinery, Inc.

Lockport Niagara County

 

 

COMPANIES NOT IN JOB COMPLIANCE

 

Con Edison Service Territory

American Indian Community House

New York New York County

 

International Business Machines White Plains

White Plains Westchester County

National Grid Service Territory

Cooper Hand Tools

Cortland Cortland County

 

CWM Chemical Services, LLC

Model City Niagara County

 

Dielectric Laboratories

Cazenovia Madison County

 

Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc.

Ellicottville Cattaraugus County

 

Kilian Manufacturing Corporation

Syracuse Onondaga County

 

Quad Graphics, Inc.

Saratoga Springs Saratoga County

 

Specialized Packaging Radisson, Inc.

Baldwinsville Onondaga County

 

Standard Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Troy Rensselaer County

 

Syroco, Inc. A Subsidiary of Vassallo Industries

Baldwinsville Onondaga County

 

Turbine Components Technologies

Whitesboro Oneida County

 

Welch Allyn Data Collection

Skaneateles Falls Onondaga County

 

New York State Electric & Gas Service Territory

A. T. Reynolds & Sons, Inc.

Kiamesha Lake Sullivan County

 

Vail Ballou Press, Inc.

Binghamton Broome County

 

Rochester Gas & Electric Service Territory

International Business Machines Rochester

Rochester Monroe County

 

 

 

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board hereby finds and determines that such applications meet the requirements of the extended benefits provisions of the Power for Jobs legislation contained in Article 6 of the Economic Development Law as amended by Chapter 313 of the Laws of 2005; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board recommends to the Power Authority of the State of New York the 39 applications for extended benefits recommendations for electricity savings reimbursements discussed herein totaling 38,134 kW until December 31, 2006.

 



 

 


3.                   Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Reconsideration

The members of the Board considered the application for full or partial reconsideration for contract extensions for benefits to remain at reduced amount listed below for Power for Jobs. Mr. Pasquale explained that some 64 jobs would be impacted. See Exhibit 3-A.

The following resolution was unanimously adopted by members of the Board present.

WHEREAS, the following entity has applied for reconsideration for full or partial reinstatement under the Power for Jobs program:

CONTRACT EXTENSION

 

Applied Energy Solutions (CEN Electric)

Caledonia

 

 

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board hereby finds and determines that such application meet the requirements of the extended benefits provisions of the Power for Jobs legislation contained in Article 6 of the Economic Development Law as amended by Chapter 313 of the Laws of 2005; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board recommends to the Power Authority of the State of New York the application for full or partial reconsideration for contract extensions for benefits to remain at reduced amount discussed herein totaling 140 kW until December 31, 2006.

In response to a question from Chairman McCullough, Mr. Pasquale provided an overview of the reconsideration process from last fall to date. Staff has sent 200 letters regarding the reconsideration process to companies whose PFJ allocations were reduced. Of that number, 105 companies, or 52.5%, sent in applications for reconsideration. Of those 105 companies, 77% had their allocation fully or partially restored. Forty-six had their allocations fully reinstated, 33 had their allocations partially reinstated and 25 had their allocations remain at the reduced level; staff is following up with 2 companies for additional details to enable staff to make a recommendation to EDPAB.


 


4. Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Board is to be determined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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