NYPA Presents Checks to Nine
Emergency Responders in Area of its Blenheim-Gilboa Project in
July 18, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM – The New York Power Authority
(NYPA) presented checks totaling $20,000 to nine fire and rescue
organizations serving communities in the area of its Blenheim-Gilboa
Pumped Storage Power Project, at an appreciation reception Wednesday
evening at the project visitors’ center here.
“These emergency organizations are absolutely vital
to the area,” said Allen Schriver, NYPA regional manager, Central
New York. “We greatly appreciate all they do for the Blenheim-Gilboa
Project-- and for the communities where our employees and their
Schriver presented checks to the Middleburgh Fire
Department, Middleburgh Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Conesville Fire
Department, Conesville Rescue Squad, Jefferson Fire Department,
Jefferson Rescue Squad, Grand Gorge Fire Department, Grand Gorge
Rescue Squad and Blenheim Hose Company.
The more-than one-million-kilowatt Blenheim-Gilboa
project produces economical power during peak-demand periods by
drawing water from the Schoharie Creek and recycling it between
upper and lower reservoirs.
The admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center,
housed in a refurbished 19th-century dairy barn, features
interactive exhibits for children and adults on electricity
production. The visitors center is open seven days a week, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
■ 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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