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New York Power Authority In The Classroom

Evelyn Evans

April 6, 2006


WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has a program, “New York Power Authority In The Classroom.”  This program consists of several energy and electricity-related presentations, available at no cost, geared to students in grades 4-8 in the five boroughs of New York City and on Long Island.

The program is designed to supplement the school’s science curriculum by providing a practical look at energy and the important role it plays in our lives.  Each presentation is made by a NYPA staff member.

The “New York Power Authority In The Classroom” offers the following presentations:

Energy Conservation: “Electricity in the Home” is a video presentation followed by a guided discussion about ways to conserve energy especially in the home and classroom.

Alternative Fuels: “Hydro Principles” is a video presentation and guided discussion comparing nonrenewable energy sources (oil, coal, natural gas) to renewable forms of energy (water, solar, wind, biomass, geothermal).

Electrical Safety in the Home: “Shocking Truth” is a video presentation followed by a guided discussion about using electricity safely and wisely.

Hybrid Car Demonstration: This outdoor presentation is performed on school grounds during the warm weather months.  A hybrid car will be brought to the school and will be on display for students to view. A discussion follows about the benefits hybrid vehicles provide.  (Available late spring and early fall only.)

Please contact Evelyn Evans, Specialist, Public & Governmental Affairs, SENY, for more information or to schedule a presentation at your school: 914- 390-8167.

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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