new york power authority

4:33 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Ice boom returns to Lake Erie

Niagara River Ice Boom

Crews from the New York State Power Authority and Ontario Power Generation will begin to install the Ice Boom Monday. Buffalo District Chief of Water Management Keith Koralewski says the ice boom has been a standard on Lake Erie over the winter since 1964.

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5:30 am
Mon April 21, 2014

New access coming to Scajaquada Creek

Removing a series of aging properties will improve access to Scajaquada Creek.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Plans are moving forward to improve public access to an often overlooked section of the Buffalo waterfront. A new micro-park is in the works along the Scajaquada Creek in Black Rock.

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Power Plant Fire
8:54 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Fire extinguished at New York Power Authority plant

A fire at the New York Power Authority plant in Lewiston was extinguished Wednesday night.

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8:41 am
Wed October 9, 2013

First stage complete in rehab of Lewiston power plant


The State Power Authority is making major renovations in the electrical generating plant in Lewiston, investing $460 million to rehabilitate its pump generators.

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Cuomo appointments will dispense funding
10:16 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Hydropower proceeds to fund job creation grants

Niagara Power Project
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Economical development grants could soon be available to Western New York businesses after a move by Governor Cuomo.

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2:28 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Report: Cuomo to nominate Koelmel to lead NYPA

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The president and chief executive officer of First Niagara Financial Group, John Koelmel, is being nominated to become the chairman of the New York Power Authority.

The Buffalo News is reporting that Governor Andrew Cuomo will submit Koelmel’s name to the board of trustees Tuesday.

In addition to the Niagara Power Project, NYPA oversees about 1,400 miles of electric distribution lines and is investigating solar and wind energy as alternative power sources.

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