Power Authority And First Responders Holding Emergency Preparedness Drill

Lou Paonessa

October 13, 2011


LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will team with local emergency responders to stage a medical emergency preparedness exercise at the Niagara Power Project on Saturday, October 15 from 7 a.m. until approximately noon.  A staging area will be located near the exit point of the conduits at the forebay near the Lewiston Pump- Generating Plant.  This is a secure area of the Niagara project not accessible to the public.  Travelers on I-190 and on Military Road can expect to see several emergency vehicles dispatched to the generating facility as part of the drill.

(EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: Since the drill will be conducted by non-public, secure areas of the Niagara project, the news media will not be allowed on the site for security and safety reasons.  If this were a real emergency, NYPA would set up a media command post away from the emergency site.)

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 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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