|September 18 Elmira Heights Event to Mark First Benefits of Governor's Recharge NY Power Program|
|September 14, 2012|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
A new statewide lower cost power program—ReCharge NY—that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo established for businesses will be spotlighted on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Anchor Glass Container Corporation. The glass container manufacturer is one of the dozens of businesses in the Southern Tier and hundreds of enterprises across the state that have begun receiving power under the program, which is administered by the New York Power Authority and linked to major job and capital-investment commitments.
Anchor Glass, which was recently purchased by Ardagh Group and employs approximately 340 persons at its Chemung County facility, has been a staple of the community for 100 years. The company received an allocation under the ReCharge NY program of 6,630 kilowatts.
New York Power Authority executive management will be joined by state and local elected officials at the morning event.
EVENT: Start of ReCharge NY Program
DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 18
TIME: 1 p.m.
PLACE: Anchor Glass Container Corp. (now the Ardagh Group)
■The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■For more information, www.nypa.gov
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