'Green' St. Patrick's Day Coming
to NYPA Visitors Center
March 7, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
■ 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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