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News Advisory and Photo Opportunity: New York Power Authority to Present Check Thursday to Schoharie County for Emergency Preparedness

February 13, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Allen Schriver, New York Power Authority (NYPA) regional manager, Central New York, and other senior NYPA officials will present a check for $5,500 Thursday to Earl VanWormer, III, chairman of the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors, for maintenance of an early warning siren system in the county.

The donation will be made at a dinner the Power Authority is holding in the Town of Schoharie to recognize the critical services of local emergency fire and rescue squads, law enforcement organizations, and Bassett Hospital of Schoharie County. Late last year, NYPA, which operates the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project, committed to provide $31,000 over five years for the new siren system, in addition to the other funding it has long provided area fire and rescue organizations for their equipment and operational needs.

 An oversized check, signifying NYPAís donation, will be presented immediately before the dinner, for a photo opportunity.

 DATE:                                  Thursday, February 15

 TIME:                                   6:15 p.m., photo-op, with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

 LOCATION:                          Holiday Inn Express & Suites
                                            Town of Schoharie
                                            160 Holiday Way

 FOR MORE INFO:                 Stephen Ramsey, NYPA community relations manager
                                             Blenheim-Gilboa Project 1-800-724-0309
                                             Stephen.Ramsey@nypa.gov
                                                                                                                                            

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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