Free Earth Day Event to be Held
at NYPA Visitors Center
April 12, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority will
mark Earth Day with an admission-free event at its Blenheim-Gilboa
Pumped Storage Power Project visitors center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Saturday, April 21.
The family event will feature showings of the video
“Becoming Energy Wise” and hybrid vehicle displays. Free Earth Day
coloring books will be available for children 12 and under and free
saplings will be given to the first 100 visitors to arrive.
The visitors center features a wide range of
interactive exhibits on such subjects as Basics of Electricity, Uses
of Electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project. It 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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