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Santa Returns to NYPA Visitors Center

Steve Ramsey

November 28, 2007


NORTH BLENHEIM—The admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus for the annual “Photos with Santa” event on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children will receive a special NYPA ornament and will have the opportunity to give Santa their wish lists and have a free photo taken with him. A free raffle will also be held for a package of energy-efficient holiday tree lights.

The visitors center, located in a restored 19th-century dairy barn, features numerous hands-on exhibits on such subjects as the basics of electricity, uses of electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project.

For more information, call 1-800-724-0309 or visit NYPA on the Web at

 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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