Tri-Lakes Energy Expo Set for
Sept. 17 With Energy-Saving Ideas for Homes & Businesses
518-862-1090, ext 3250
September 8, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY—The Tri-Lakes Energy Expo, a free event on
how to conserve energy and lower utility bills, is scheduled for
Saturday, September 17 from 10 am to 6 pm, in the Town of Harrietstown’s
Town Hall Auditorium in Saranac Lake. Learn how to reduce energy use
from professionals and vendors featuring energy-efficient goods and
services. Information on low-cost financing opportunities to install
energy-saving products at your home or business will also be available.
Over 30 vendors and organizations will be represented.
Sponsors of the Tri-Lakes Energy Expo are: the New
York Power Authority (NYPA); Niagara Mohawk, a National Grid company,
(Niagara Mohawk) and New York Energy Smart, a joint initiative of the
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and
the New York State Public Service Commission.
“Getting ready for this winter and winters to come
by encouraging greater use of energy-efficient products benefits
families and businesses with warmer, brighter homes, shops and offices;
lower energy bills and especially valued in the Tri-Lakes communities,
the cleaner air that results from using less energy,” said Eugene W.
Zeltmann, president and chief executive officer, NYPA.
“We are pleased to join NYPA and New York Energy
Smart in sponsoring the Energy Expo,” said Rich Burns, Key Account
Manager, Niagara Mohawk. “This event offers residents and local
businesses an opportunity to learn more about energy efficiency that
will yield savings and provide benefits for this winter and for years to
“Helping residents and businesses in the North
Country identify ways to lower their energy costs, especially in these
times of high energy prices, is extremely important. Winter often comes
early and stays late here, so by improving the energy efficiency of
homes and businesses in the area, we can provide much needed economic
and environmental benefits, as well as help to ensure that we have an
affordable and secure energy future here in Northern New York, “ said
Peter R. Smith, president, NYSERDA.
Due to the severe winter weather in the Tri-Lakes
Region, many homes, businesses, non-profit groups and public facilities
have been using energy conservation efforts. The Tri-Lakes Expo offers
a variety of ways to continue those efforts.
An “energy audit” is an effective way to assess the
potential savings from installing energy efficient products at your home
and business. At the Energy Expo, home performance contractors,
professionals in completing energy audits for home owners, will be
available for questions and can set-up an energy audit for your home.
Also at the Expo, small business owners can meet with experts in
performing energy audits for commercial and non-profit operations.
Vendors will have available many energy-efficient
products for lighting, heating and insulation, and much more. Companies
servicing oil and propane systems will be on hand to show ways to
improve the efficiency of that equipment.
Solar energy products, and other renewable energy
sources, for home and business applications, will also be presented.
If you are a provider or vendor of energy efficient
products or services, and are interested in exhibiting at the Expo,
please contact Steve Ramsey, New York Power Authority, at 1-800-724-0309
Statewide, NYPA has completed energy-efficiency
projects at over 2,200 public buildings helping save taxpayer dollars on
municipal energy bills. NYPA also assists residential and business
customers of the municipal electric systems and rural cooperatives with
energy conservation. These energy saving measures include
high-efficiency lighting, motors, heating and air conditioning, boilers,
building-shell measures, and clean energy technologies such as solar
Niagara Mohawk, a National Grid company, provides
electricity service to approximately 1.5 million customers and natural
gas service to approximately 560,000 customers in upstate New York. Its
parent company also has electricity distribution operations in New
NYSERDA administers the New York Energy $mart
program which is contributing to improving energy diversity in the State
by reducing electricity use through energy efficiency, and increasing
the use of renewable energy. Over 40 programs are offered under the
program that are also providing environmental and economic benefits for
the State’s residents and businesses. For more information on these
programs, please call 1-866-NYS-ERDA or visit