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Free Earth Day Event to be Held at NYPA Visitors Center

Contact:
Stephen Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
stephen.ramsey@nypa.gov 

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.

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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