Leads Call for Transmission Upgrades Over New "Champlain Express"
State Senator Patty Ritchie is joining forces with a bipartisan coalition of Upstate lawmakers to push for upgrades to the state’s power transmission system over plans for a new underwater cable that will speed energy from Canada directly to New York City—without stopping to support domestic jobs.
Buffalo's John Koelmel was confirmed as a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Power Authority, and is expected to be shortly named Chairman of the nation's largest public power company.
Koelmel, who is the CEO of the First Niagara Bank, discusses his experience and vision for NYPA during a nomination hearing Tuesday before the Senate's Energy Committee.
Senator Patty Ritchie, who is a member of that committee, spoke to Koelmel, and urged him to focus on the North Country and NYPA's role in helping to support local business and grow the region's economy.
Will Help Support Economic Development, Job Growth in the North Country
State Senator Patty Ritchie is applauding Governor Cuomo’s authorization of a low-cost power supply contract that will help business owners cut down on expenses, create jobs and support economic growth in St. Lawrence County.
Energy Committee Seeks Ways to Create a 21st Century Energy System to Fuel Growth
State Senator Patty Ritchie joined fellow Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee members in Western New York Tuesday at a public hearing aimed at finding ways the state can improve its current energy infrastructure and create jobs.
State Senator Patty Ritchie presented an official Senate Resolution to the Sandy Creek Central School District this week, congratulating the district on being named being named one of the top five “Energy STAR” schools in Central New York.
The Sandy Creek Central School District was named an “Energy STAR” school for improving its energy performance, managing energy strategically across the district and making cost-effective, energy-saving improvements.