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Energy Conservation Workshop Set for NYPA Visitors Center

Stephen Ramsey

February 22, 2007


NORTH BLENHEIM―The admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will play host to an energy conservation workshop on Saturday, March 3, beginning at 10 a.m.

The free workshop, “Save Energy, Save Dollars,” will be conducted by representatives from the Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

The two- hour workshop will provide fundamental information on low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy and reduce energy bills.  Participants will learn about programs offering subsidies, low-interest loans or free energy efficiency services to qualifying households, and will receive a free kit with energy-savings products they can use in their homes.

Reservations for the workshop are recommended and may be arranged by calling the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office at 518-234-4303 or 518-296-8310. Registration is required by March 1. The snow date is Saturday, March 10.

The NYPA visitors center will be open as usual on March 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The center, housed in a refurbished 19th-century dairy barn, features displays and interactive exhibits for children and adults on such subjects as electricity production, operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project and energy efficiency.

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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