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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel and CenterState CEO invite you to the “Syracuse Get Listed!” business-to-business conference, to help support and grow New York State's clean energy economy through development of the wind power industry.

Get Listed! is being held, in collaboration with the CenterState CEO and New York’s Creative Core on June 24 from 1 to 3pm at the Syracuse Center of Excellence.

Five proposals were received on June 1 resulting from an (RFP) issued by NYPA last December for what could be the nation’s first fresh water wind project, the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project (GLOW). GLOW aims to help increase the use of renewable energy and spur economic development opportunities.

The NYPA RFP to develop the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project calls for between 120 and up to a maximum of 500 megawatts to be located in the New York State waters of Lake Erie and/or Lake Ontario. The proposals received in response to the RFP on June 1, presently under and extensive review process with a preferred bidder or bidders expected to be announced in late 2010/early 2011. Developers who commit to utilizing New York labor, materials and to development of wind manufacturing in New York State will receive preference during the RFP review and selection process.

“Syracuse and all of Central New York offer unique advantages for businesses looking for opportunities in the development of the wind power industry,” said Richard M. Kessel, president and chief executive officer, NYPA. “With the region’s rich history of manufacturing, access to transportation and central geographic location, it makes a logical location for the next Get Listed!”

“Central New York has long been a hot-bed for talented and intelligent business people leading the way in innovative enterprises," said Mayor Stephanie A. Miner, City of Syracuse. "The Get Listed! Conference represents an opportunity for business leaders in the clean, renewable energy field to network, exchange ideas and push Central New York’s green economy into the future.”

Get Listed! is free but reservations are requested. Businesses can reserve a seat online via a link on the home page of NYPA’s Web site or by contacting Megan Rasbeck, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, at 716-842-1357, ext. 110 or While attending Get Listed! is helpful, businesses can sign up to be listed on the GLOW Business Registry, without attending the conference, at

The program for Get Listed! includes presentations about the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project; resources needed for development, construction, maintenance and operation of offshore wind projects; and a panel discussion on getting your business involved with an introduction to economic development incentives in the state.

Get Listed! and the GLOW Business Registry are an opportunity for New York State manufacturers and service providers, especially in upstate New York regions, to make themselves known to wind power developers and take part in this growth industry. In addition, NYPA is interested in attracting new and innovative companies to New York for offshore wind development. Another aim of Get Listed! and the GLOW Business Registry is to help build a domestic wind industry in New York and keep job-creating dollars from going overseas.

Businesses that should consider participating in Get Listed! include but are not limited to:
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of mechanical and electrical components including: generators, hydraulics, sensors, hardware, drives, power distribution, composites, cabling, big steel, castings, forgings, bearings and gearboxes.
  • Construction equipment and suppliers including: cranes, concrete and rebar.
  • Transportation companies supporting large-scale items over land, rail and sea.

Get Listed! Syracuse on June 24 is a NYPA initiative in association with CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity, New York’s Creative Core, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, New York State Energy and Research Development Authority, and Empire State Development.

About NYPA:

The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. About 75 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. For more information,