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New York Power Authority to Participate in Energy Fair at Croton-on-Hudson Village Hall, Saturday, March 25

Ed Birdie

March 23, 2006


WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will participate in an energy fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at the Croton-on-Hudson Municipal Building, One Van Wyck Street, Croton.

NYPA will offer a wide range of information and literature at its booth, including New York’s energy programs, energy tax credits, photo voltaic (solar) systems, Geothermal, biodiesel fuel, hybrid vehicles, home energy evaluations, energy reduction strategies, ride sharing and clean and renewable energy sources.

“This is an opportunity for NYPA to highlight some of the innovative electricity-saving measures we’ve undertaken under Governor Pataki to lower the electricity bills of thousands of tax-supported public facilities across the state” said Timothy S. Carey, NYPA president, chief executive officer and Town of Cortlandt resident. “The Power Authority is a leader in energy efficiency, not only for lowering utility bills but strengthening reliability of electricity service and improving air quality. This is in addition to trailblazing new, clean technologies like solar power and fuel cells, in supporting the Governor’s ambitious goal for at least 25 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewables by 2013.”

In Westchester County alone, NYPA has completed 111 clean energy-and-efficiency projects at more than 218 facilities, for annual savings of almost $7 million and reduction in peak electricity use by 15,600 kilowatts. These initiatives, pursued under various energy-services programs, have also reduced annual greenhouse gas emissions by 55,200 tons a year.

The Power Authority’s efforts have included new lighting, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems; automated energy-management systems; electric motors; at public schools and facilities in the county.

Other participants at the energy fair include: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA); the New York Public Service Commission; A1Sun Solar; the Solar Center; Choose Green Energy; MetroPool (NYS Department of Transportation) and the Croton Sustainable Energy Cooperative.

The event is sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef.

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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