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The village power plant on Moores Lane. (Cyndi Murray file photo)

The power was supposed to go out in Greenport for a short time early Friday morning as the village got ready for a state-required test. But while some residents did lose power for about an hour around 3 a.m., others didn’t, village officials said today. READ

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The village power plant on Moores Lane. (Cyndi Murray file photo)

The village power plant on Moores Lane. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

Greenport’s power plant project contractor, Bob Braun of Genesys Engineering, spoke highly of the village’s multi-million dollar renovations during the board’s regular hearing Tuesday night, and said that bidding on the second phase of the project would begin next month. (more…)

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CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Greenport Mayor David Nyce discussing the electric penalty fee and other billing problems at Monday night’s Village Board meeting.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Greenport Mayor David Nyce discussing the electric penalty fee and other billing problems at Monday night’s Village Board meeting.

The village administrator said he had no answer.

The treasurer said she was missing “key information about the electric rates.”

And Greenport Mayor David Nyce told a reporter only that the big spike in many residents’ power bills before the Christmas holiday had to do with “an additional Independent Service Operator charge” that the village was “passing on.” (more…)

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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Work at the  at the Greenport power plant on Moore's Lane in 2011.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Workers at the at the Greenport power plant in 2011.

Greenport Mayor David Nyce this week described the New York Power Authority as “less than forthcoming or helpful” in providing information about a $108,000 power plant-related penalty imposed on the village last year. We don’t doubt Mr. Nyce’s assessment. (more…)

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Greenport Village utilities director Jack Naylor to give an electric power update tonight

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Greenport Village utilities director Jack Naylor is expected to discuss power transmission contracts tonight.

Greenport utilities director Jack Naylor is expected to discuss the village’s long-term electric transmission contract options at tonight’s Village Board work session.

The village’s contract with the New York Power Authority to transmit hydropower generated from Niagara Falls expires next month.

The village has until Dec. 14 to decide on either purchasing transmission rights with a fixed cost or at a market-driven price.

In addition to the electric transmission contract, Mr. Naylor is also likely to update the Village Board about reported damage at the light plant.

According to Mr. Naylor’s report, “the plant experienced equipment failures with an interior 480-volt transformer failing, which also damaged the battery system.”

He said the village is in the process of determining cost repairs and federal reimbursement eligibility.

The meeting at the Third Street firehouse begins at 6 p.m.

Scroll down to view the complete agenda and check back later for live coverage.

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Greenport Village Board work session agenda Nov. 19, 2012