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New York Power Authority Offers Speakers Bureau Program

Steve Ramsey

March 20, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       

NORTH BLENHEIM—Understanding today’s complex energy issues is important for everyone.  The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Speakers Bureau can help make it easy.  We’ll put our energy to work for your group or organization by explaining these issues and answering your questions – and it’s all FREE!

We provide talks, slide shows, videos and demonstrations.  Our presentations cover a wide range of energy-related topics for community organizations and schools including:

- The New York Power Authority: Working for New York

- The Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project: On Call to Help You

- Home Energy Conservation

- Demonstration of NYPA’s Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

- The Basics of Electricity (grades 3-6)

- The Shocking Truth: Electrical Safety for Students (grades 4-8)

- Careers in the Electric Utility Industry

Our visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project offer community groups the use of a variety of meeting facilities that are unique to the region.  We offer availability seven days a week, and in good weather, our grounds are open for your groups’ outdoor activities.

 For more information, contact 1-800 724-0309 or visit us on the web at www.nypa.gov.

  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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