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Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing Available At NYPA Project

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov   
                                                                     

January 29, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—The free cross-country ski trails at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project have become an increasingly popular attraction, thanks to the recent cold weather and snow.

The trails, which link the project’s admission-free visitors center with Mine Kill State Park, will be open daily from dawn to dusk as long as the snow remains.  Free snowshoe rentals are also available at the visitors center to persons showing valid identification.

The winter sports enthusiasts are encouraged to stop in at the visitors center to enjoy a wide range of hands-on exhibits that present information on such themes as Basics of Electricity, Uses of Electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project.

The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

    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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