|NYPA Opens Public Fishing Access at Its Crescent Plant|
|June 17, 2013|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
ALBANY—Public fishing access at the New York Power Authority’s Crescent Plant, a small-hydro facility straddling the border of Albany and Saratoga counties, is now open to the public. Fishing access on the Mohawk River, in the immediate vicinity of the plant, had been closed since December to accommodate needed repair work on an underwater electrical cable that was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene. The work has been successfully completed and anglers are welcome to resume fishing in the area. About NYPA: 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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov or follow @NYPAenergy on Twitter.
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