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NYPA Showcases ‘Green’ Ways to Make and Save Energy 

Steve Ramsey

October 4, 2006           


NORTH BLENHEIM—New York Power Authority (NYPA) initiatives to promote clean new energy technologies and energy efficiency across the state will be featured through Oct. 26 in an exhibit at the admission-free visitors center at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.  The center is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibit, showcased recently at the State Fair in Syracuse, focuses on three closely related themes:  “Toward A Sustainable Future,” “New Energy Solutions” and “Building Community Partnerships.”

“Toward A Sustainable Future,” the centerpiece and major theme of the display, emphasizes how renewable resources and clean energy technologies and products will help preserve the planet.  NYPA is stepping up its use of environmentally compatible materials, such as “green” cleaning products, nontoxic paints, recycled carpet and low-mercury light bulbs. A number of these sustainable products, which have home and business applications, are on display.

The “New Energy Solutions” section highlights the Power Authority’s involvement with fuel cells, which use a chemical process, instead of combustion, to generate electricity.  Examples and scale models of other clean technologies, including a solar panel and an emission control device that NYPA has helped to install on school buses, are also on display in this area.

The “Building Community Partnerships” portion of the exhibit features information on the many energy efficiency projects the Power Authority has implemented by working with communities across New York State.  NYPA to date has invested more than $1 billion in energy efficiency and clean energy projects.

Information about improving energy efficiency and lowering energy costs at home and in the workplace is available at the visitors center, along with background on NYPA’s ambitious clean transportation program.


 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 facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.


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