New York Power Authority

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The New York Power Authority (NYPA), officially the Power Authority of the State of New York, is a corporate municipal instrumentality of the State of New York and the largest state-owned power organization in the United States. NYPA provides some of the lowest-cost electricity in New York State, operating 17 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. It is based in White Plains.

The New York Power Authority sells electric power to government agencies, community-owned electric systems and rural electric cooperatives, companies, private utilities for resale (without profit) to their customers, and to neighboring states, under federal requirements.

Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt established New York's model for public power through legislation signed in 1931 [1]. This effort to secure public control of New York's hydropower resources was the result of a bipartisan effort that began with Governor Charles Evans Hughes in 1907.

NYPA operates hydro-electric complexes at the Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station on the Niagara River, the St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project on the St. Lawrence River and the Blenheim-Gilboa Hydroelectric Power Station in the Catskill Mountains, producing a total of 4.2 million kilowatts of electricity. Each has a visitor center open to the public.

In November 2000, Entergy Corporation purchased the Fitzpatrick and Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plants from NYPA.

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