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Power Authority Staff Members Give Presentation On Blenheim-Gilboa Work

Steve Ramsey

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 Power Project.

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.


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