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Energy Groups Come Together to Educate Commercial and Small Industrial Companies with Energy Saving Strategies

Carol Rodino
Clark: 315-792-8261
Albany: 518-433-6736

March 16, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       

UTICA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), National Grid and the Genesis Group will come together at the Hotel Utica, Tuesday, March 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to offer an informative and educational forum that provides energy solutions to commercial and small industrial companies in the Mohawk Valley Region.             

Raymond, J. Durso, Jr., Executive Director for the Genesis Group said, “We are pleased to partner with our area’s energy companies so that together we can provide commercial and small industrial companies with energy-saving tips and strategies that can help them reduce their energy costs.”    

Peter R. Smith, President of NYSERDA said, “Mohawk Valley businesses have energy-saving and energy efficiency opportunities through NYSERDA’s New York Energy $mart sm  commercial and industrial targeted programs.  I am pleased that we are partnering with others here today to highlight these opportunities.”    

Brian Platt, NYSERDA Program Manager, will present information about performance contracting, and New York Energy $martsm, programs including Peak-Load Reduction, Smart Equipment Choices, and the Load Fund programs.  NYSERDA administers the New York Energy $martsm Program which is designed to support certain public benefit programs during the transition to a more competitive electricity market, and provides energy efficiency services, including those directed at the low-income sector, research and development, and environmental protection activities. 

New York Power Authority Senior Policy Analyst Arnie Talgo said, “The “Energy Seminar” will assist Mohawk Valley businesses on how to prepare for their energy needs by using energy efficient products and services in order to yield savings for years to come.” 

Kenneth M. Tompkins, Vice-President of Business Services for National Grid, said, “We are pleased to assist our Mohawk Valley customers in learning ways to use energy more efficiently, reduce their energy costs and take advantage of new opportunities in the marketplace.”

The luncheon address will be presented by Anne Van Buren, Director of Energy & Telecommunications for the Business Council.  She will speak on Energy Policy in New York State.  

To register for the seminar go online to www.thegenesisgroup.org. 

 About NYPA:

■    NYPA 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-owned electric utility, with 18 generating plants in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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