Power Authority Offers Programs
315-764-0226, ext. 300
February 22, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is
offering a “Basics of Electricity” program for presentation in local
schools and also invites area teachers to arrange field trips to its
admission-free visitors center at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D.
Roosevelt Power Project.
The classroom program, designed for the fourth
grade, will teach students how electricity is generated and will
cover such concepts as the atom, static electricity and alternating
and direct current electricity. Equipment such as magnets, coils of
wire, galvanometers, and hand-crank and Van de Graff generators will
be demonstrated and a slide show on the St. Lawrence-FDR project
will be presented.
The visitors center, located at Hawkins Point,
features a wide range of interactive exhibits and displays on
electricity, energy efficiency and related subjects and provides
panoramic views of the project’s power dam.
Basics of Electricity presentations or trips to the
visitors center may be arranged by calling 315-764-0226, Ext. 300.
■ 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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