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
Thursday, February 15
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
■ 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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