Power Authority Staff Members
Give Presentation On Blenheim-Gilboa Work
August 8, 2007
For Immediate Release
NORTH BLENHEIM—Staff members from the New York
Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power project will
give a presentation on the project’s Life Extension and
Modernization program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, at the
Middleburgh Library on Main Street in the Village of Middleburgh.
There will be a Q&A for those in attendance afterwards.
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.
The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center will be open
each day as usual from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center features a wide
range of hands-on exhibits on such subjects as Basics of
Electricity, Uses of Electricity and the operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa
The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17
miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge. For
more information on the August 21 program, please call 518-827-5142.
■ 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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