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NYPA to Co-Sponsor 19th Annual Ecofest

Ed Birdie

September 21, 2007


NEW YORK—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will co-sponsor the 19th annual Ecofest Environmental Festival on Sunday, September 30 at Lincoln Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The multi-faceted, admission-free environmental event is designed to promote awareness of urban and global environmental issues.

A major focus of Ecofest, along with conservation of natural resources, is innovative alternative-energy technologies. NYPA has extensive energy-efficiency programs in place, as well as projects to demonstrate solar energy, fuel cells and other new energy sources.

To date, NYPA has completed energy-efficiency projects at more than 2,600 schools, hospitals, municipal buildings and other public facilities around the state for energy savings of more than $100 million a year, reduction in annual greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 822,000 tons and displacement of more than 2 million barrels of oil a year.

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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