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NYPA Concludes Annual Summer Travel Promotion 'More Cruisin' Less Fuelin'.... No Foolin'!'

Steve Ramsey

August 28, 2007

For Immediate Release        

NORTH BLENHEIM —The New York Power Authority (NYPA) wants to help keep rising gas prices from putting a crimp in your vacation plans. This Labor Day, September 3, NYPA will conclude its summer travel campaign: “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” combining pocketbook-friendly travel ideas with energy-saving tips—both good for the family budget. This year’s promotion includes a display set up to promote “green” items and information on how to make your home or business more environmentally friendly.   

Activities start with a trip to NYPA’s admission-free visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project and continue on to other nearby attractions in beautiful Schoharie Valley. While at the visitors center one can pick up a free information folder full of brochures on local family-fun destinations, which use just a few gallons of gas to visit, and fact sheets on energy-saving and “green” ideas.  

 “We hope everyone will come and hear about all the wonderful energy-saving tips that will save you money too,” said Steve Ramsey, community relations manager at the Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center. “There is so much to see at the visitors center and the surrounding area without having to keep making trips to the gas station.” 

The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center offers a fun-filled day with its many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the environment. A hybrid electric car is on display with information on its gas-saving features.  

The admission-free NYPA visitors center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for some holidays. The historic Lansing Manor, located adjacent to the visitors center, will be open daily, except Tuesdays, until Monday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, please call 1-800 724-0309 or go to


  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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