New York Power Authority reaches milestone in hydro project refurbishment program

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) continues its Life Extension and Modernization (LEM) Program at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, with three-quarters of the work complete.

NYPA has completed work on the 12th of 16 turbine-generators to undergo refurbishing as part of a $281 million initiative for ensuring that the hydroelectric project remains a bulwark for Northern New York’s economy for decades to come, NYPA reported.

“The Life Extension and Modernization Program at the St. Lawrence-FDR project is part of our responsible stewardship of this vital generating facility, whose low-cost electricity is a tremendous asset to the North Country,” Richard M. Kessel, NYPA president and chief executive officer, said. “The recent start of work on another turbine-generator keeps us on track to complete the overall initiative by 2013. "

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