New York Power Authority Energy
Expo and Wildlife Festival Set for September 22
September 12, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM – The New York Power Authority will
host its 22nd annual Wildlife Festival on the grounds of the
Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. The Festival will once again feature an Energy Expo with
local vendors providing tips on how to use energy more efficiently
at home and on the road. Both the Wildlife Festival and the Energy
Expo. are admission-free.
The Wildlife Festival will feature a variety of
live animal exhibits including llamas, alpacas, horses, reptiles and
birds of prey; entertainment will include Irish dancers, folk music
and a puppet show; arts and crafts; hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade
pies and other foodstuffs will also be on hand.
At the Energy Expo, visitors can learn how to
reduce energy use from professionals and vendors specializing in
energy-efficiency solutions. Information on low-cost financing to
install energy-saving products in homes and businesses will be
available. A hybrid vehicle will also be on display with information
on its gas saving features.
Attendees can also enjoy the wide array of hands-on
exhibits at the admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center,
which presents information on the themes of the basics of
electricity, uses of electricity and the operation of New York’s
largest pump-storage electric power project.
They can also visit historic Lansing Manor, an
early country estate built in 1819, located next door to the
visitors center. Lansing Manor is also admission-free.
The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is located 17
miles south of Middleburgh on Route 30 and 50 miles southwest of
■ 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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