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New York Power Authority Will Play Host to Energy Conservation Presentation

Steve Ramsey

December 30, 2007


NORTH BLENHEIM—The admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will play host to an energy conservation presentation on Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 11 a.m.

The presentation, to be conducted by representatives from the Capital/Saratoga Energy $mart Communities, will provide lessons on low and no-cost methods to save energy and reduce bills. Participants will learn about programs offering subsidies, low-interest loans or free energy efficiency services to qualifying households.

The visitors center, housed in a refurbished 19th-century dairy barn, features displays and interactive exhibits for children and adults on such subjects as electricity production, operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project and energy efficiency.

For more information, contact 1-800-724-0309 or visit NYPA on the Web at The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

 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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