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New York Power Authority Energy Expo and Wildlife Festival Set for September 22

Steve Ramsey

September 12, 2007


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 Albany.

 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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