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Power Authority to Support Night Out Against Crime

Edward Birdie

July 26, 2006


ASTORIAóThe New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be a sponsor of the National Night Out Against Crime in the 114th Precinct from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1 on the Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between the bridges. The event is co-sponsored by the 114th Precinct Community Council and the 114th Precinct Civ-OP, Inc. (Civilian Observation Patrol).

"The Power Authority appreciates the work that the 114th Precinctís Community Council and Civilian Observation Patrol do in helping the New York Police Department keep our neighborhoods as crime-free as possible," said Joseph Leary, NYPAís director of public and governmental affairs for Southeast New York. "The cooperation between the Community Council, Civ-OP and the Police Department is a primary reason for Astoriaís reputation as a safe, multi-cultural and multi-faceted community. We are very happy to again support them and National Night Out, which is a wonderful community event that showcases their efforts and the services they and other organizations provide."

NYPA, the nationís largest state-owned electric utility, will display a hybrid-electric vehicle at the event and will distribute brochures and other materials concerning its mission, services and accomplishments, including its nationally recognized efforts to promote energy efficiency.

The Power Authority to date has invested more than $85 million in completed projects to curb energy use at 209 schools, public hospitals, police stations and other public facilities in Queens. The energy efficiency measures have included installation of new lighting; heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment; and motors as well as computer-based energy management systems. This work results in annual savings of more than $9 million to taxpayers and cuts oil use by more than 145,000 barrels and greenhouse-gas emissions by over 66,000 tons annually.

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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