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The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved low-cost power allocations to two local companies, Advance 2000 in Amherst and Niagara Refining in Depew.

Advance 2000, an information technology services business, was awarded 2,900 kilowatts to support its expansion plans. The company is acquiring an additional location in Amherst to handle increased demand for hosted voice and data services and cloud computing. The Power Authority said the company is committing to creating 67 jobs.

Niagara Refining was awarded 2,700 kilowatts to support an expansion of its operations. The company is opening a tungsten refining plant and expects to be fully operational by the fourth quarter. It intends to create 50 jobs over the next three years.