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News Advisory & Photo Opportunity: Power Authority Exec Presents Sponsorship Donation for 1st Annual St. Lawrence Power Dam Jam at Hawkins Point Visitors Center

Timothy S. Carey, president and chief executive officer, New York Power Authority (NYPA) will present the major sponsorship contribution for the 1st Annual St. Lawrence Power Dam Jam at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center on Wednesday, May 17 at 1:30pm. 

Carey will be joined by Paul Haggett, Executive Director, Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce, who will accept the contribution on behalf of the Power Dam Jam Committee.

The new Hawkins Point Visitors Center will host the first Power Dam Jam, to take advantage of the locationís spacious grounds and panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and power dam for NYPAís St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project.  The $5 million Visitors Center opened just last year and has become a favorite tourist and family destination as a fun educational place to learn about electricity and energy.  It was also designed to serve as a community resource and has hosted meetings, classes and local events.

The Power Dam Jam is the newly revitalized Festival of North Country Folklife and will feature a stellar line-up of musical performances including country, fiddle tunes, gospel, bluegrass, ethnic folk music and more.  There will also be workshops, arts and crafts booths and food vendors.  It is scheduled for August 11 and 12, 2006

EVENT:           NYPA President and Chief Executive Officer Carey Presents Major Sponsorship Contribution for 1st Annual St. Lawrence River Power Dam Jam

WHERE:          NYPAís Hawkins Point Visitors Center

DATE:             Wednesday, May 17

TIME:              1:30pm

CONTACT:     Jill Chamberlain, Community Relations Associate, NYPA at (315) 764-0226 ext. 300, or (800) 262-NYPA, if calling from NY State.


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

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