Journey to 2030
Patricia Lombardi is Vice President Project Management at the New York Power Authority.
With NYPA's VISION2030 to decarbonize and transform itself set forth in that ambitious plan explained by CEO Gil Quiniones in prior pages, NYPA is fortunate to have brilliant and hardworking stars. PUF talked to these humble members of the NYPA workforce, a diverse group of strategic thinkers leading the way to plan and implement VISION2030 and beyond.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What's the latest on what you and your teams are up to at NYPA?
Patricia Lombardi: When we last spoke, we discussed Next Generation Niagara and recently we started the first unit controls of that program, which is exciting.
We're deep into that first unit and we're learning lessons along the way. We're working on Smart Path; the eighty-mile rebuild of the Moses Adirondack Line. We're also deep into some of the big projects and programs that were just conceptualized a few years ago.
PUF: What's it like to manage these big projects with contractors and people with hard hats all over the place?
Patricia Lombardi: I'm fortunate. I have a good team of project managers and construction managers, construction engineers and specialists, and project engineers. I have a large team that runs the projects, and we work closely with strategic supply management and many other departments.