Environmental Operations

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Mr. Buonpane’s AP Environmental class received a sixty-minute presentation on energy production by Keith McCoy, the Small Clean Power Plants (SCPP) operations manager for the New York Power Authority (NYPA). Mr. McCoy oversees the operation of ten SCPP in the state of New York and explained the processes of hydroelectric and natural gas electrical energy production in great detail. Students also had an opportunity to discuss energy transmission and efficiency, focusing on the new technology and regulations that have been implemented to reduce the environmental impact of energy production.