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Power Authority Staff Members to Discuss Blenheim-Gilboa Work

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

May 7, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—Staff members from the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will discuss the project’s Life Extension and Modernization program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Mary Beatrice Cushing Library on Bridge Street in the Village of Schoharie.

Lynn Hait, maintenance resource management superintendent, and Steve Ramsey, community relations manager, will present the program.

The Blenheim-Gilboa project, in service since 1973, is undergoing a multiyear Life Extension and Modernization Program that started in September 2006. The program, scheduled for completion in 2010, will enable the project to operate at maximum efficiency for many years to come.

For more information on the May 10 program, please call 518 295-7127.

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