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Note to Editors: NYPA 75th Anniversary List of Important Dates

Steve Shoenholz

January 5, 2006


The New York Power Authority, the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, will mark its 75th anniversary in 2006.  Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation creating the Power Authority on April 27, 1931, at his Hyde Park home.

As part of the anniversary observance, we will issue summaries of major events in Power Authority history for each month throughout the year.  The events will be broken down by week to facilitate use by newspapers on a continual or intermittent basis.

You can view the January listing on the Power Authority’s Web site (www.nypa.gov).  Please click “Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary-This Week in NYPA History” on the home page.

The listings for subsequent months will be posted at the start of each month throughout 2006.

Please feel free to publish the listings in full or to select items that you believe would be of particular interest to your readers.  If you wish additional information on individual items, or assistance in developing them into stories, please contact me by phone or e-mail.

Thank you,
Steve Shoenholz
Deputy Vice President Public Affairs
New York Power Authority

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