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NYPA to Hold Public Hearing on May 8

Contact:
Paul DeMichele
914-390-8186
paul.demichele@nypa.gov

May 1, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m., commencing consideration of standards for Fuel Sources, Fossil Fuel Generation Efficiency and Net Metering, as required by the federal Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 2005.

The Power Authority must complete consideration of the new standards for those categories and determine whether to adopt them by Aug. 8.

EPACT, which modified the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, provided for public comment as part of the consideration process of the new standards for determining whether utilities are in compliance with them.

The May 8 hearing will be held in the Jaguar Room of NYPA’s administrative office building at 123 Main Street, White Plains, N.Y. 

For further information, contact the Power Authority’s Corporate Secretary’s Office at 914-390-8036 or by e-mail at secretarys.office@nypa.gov. Information is also available on NYPA’s website, www.nypa.gov.

 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 nation’s 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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