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'Green' St. Patrick's Day Coming to NYPA Visitors Center

Stephen Ramsey

March 7, 2007


NORTH BLENHEIM—Green, which is the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) favorite color throughout the year, will come in for special attention on St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17) at the admission-free visitors center at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. 

The Authority’s initiatives to promote “green” energy technologies and energy efficiency throughout the state will be highlighted in a day-long celebration at the center, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Visitors wearing a piece of green clothing will receive an energy efficient light bulb (one per household) and a packet of information about improving energy efficiency and lowering energy costs in the home and in the workplace. There will also be interactive “green” activities for the kids.  

The visitors center theater will feature a video on “Becoming Energy Wise.” This entertaining, live action video tells consumers how to reduce their energy costs by demonstrating simple, effective improvements to make homes more energy efficient. 

Visitors, as always, will also be able 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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