Wildlife, Energy To Share
Spotlight at September 23 Power Authority Events
September 15, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—There will be a full and varied
agenda at the New York Power Authority’s annual Wildlife Festival
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Blenheim-Gilboa
Power Project’s visitors center. For the first time, an Energy Expo
will be part of the Festival activities.
Admission and parking are free.
The Wildlife Festival will offer numerous
animal-related features, more than 75 arts and crafts vendors and
local community and environmental organization displays, plus plenty
of food and entertainment for the entire family.
At the Energy Expo, local vendors and energy
professionals will provide advice on saving energy in homes and
businesses. In addition, DaimlerChrysler’s concept plug-in hybrid
electric vehicle—the Sprinter Van—will be displayed. Plug-in
hybrids can operate in either an all-electric or hybrid mode,
reducing air emissions and reliance on imported oil.
The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center and the
adjacent Lansing Manor House, both admission free, will be open
throughout the day. The visitors center includes a wide range of
hands-on exhibits on operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project and
other energy and environmental subjects, while the Manor House,
built in 1819 and restored by the Power Authority, reflects
19th-century life in one of the Schoharie Valley’s premier homes.
For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.
■ 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 facilities
in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of