Resolution J1002-2013

Honoring Con Edison researcher Rashal Mahamud upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Technology Transfer Award

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Con  Edison researcher Rashal Mahamud
upon the occasion of his designation  as  recipient  of  the  Technology
Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute

WHEREAS,  From  time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals  it  wishes  to  recognize  for  their  valued
contributions  to  the  success  and  progress  of  society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Con
Edison researcher Rashal Mahamud upon the occasion of his designation as
recipient of the Technology  Transfer  Award  from  the  Electric  Power
Research Institute; and
  WHEREAS,  In  metropolitan  areas,  stray voltage issues have become a
major concern, and many of these  areas  have  large  amounts  of  aging
underground and aboveground electrical distribution equipment in crowded
public  spaces;  a  low  rate  of insulation failures or current leakage
could possibly result in hazardous exposure of the  general  public;  in
New  York  City, Con Edison has had frequent incidents of stray voltage,
including a 2004 electrocution death of an individual; and
  WHEREAS, A resident of Borough Park, Brooklyn, New York, Rashal  Maha-
mud  is an associate engineer in the Distribution Engineering Department
at Con Edison; he received the prestigious industry award for  his  work
on  a  project  to make the delivery of electricity safer; he was recog-
nized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a national energy
research organization; and
  WHEREAS, Rashal Mahamud, who has worked for  Con  Edison  since  2009,
worked  with  two  colleagues  on  research  into  using smartphones and
tablets to detect dangerous stray voltage on city streets; it  has  been
determined  that the faster a utility can find stray voltage, the faster
crews can make repairs, ensuring public safety; and
  WHEREAS; A true  asset  to  society,  Rashal  Mahamud's  distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Con Edison researcher Rashal Mahamud  upon  the  occasion  of  his
designation as recipient of the Technology Transfer Award from the Elec-
tric Power Research Institute; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rashal Mahamud.

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