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Greenway Ecological Fund Standing Committee to Hold First Meeting Feb. 15

Contact:
Rob Daly
716-286-6912
Rob.Daly@nypa.gov

February 4, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

LEWISTON—The Greenway Ecological Fund Standing Committee will hold its first meeting on Friday Feb. 15, from 1 to 3 pm, at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Power Vista located at the Niagara Power Project at 5777 Lewiston Rd. in Lewiston.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will include discussions of committee organization and acceptance of the general protocols for Niagara River Greenway project proposals.  The committee may also consider if additional language is needed specific to the Greenway Ecological Fund.

The general protocols are based on settlement agreements previously reached with several key stakeholders in the relicensing of the Niagara project.  The protocols detail such topics as committee membership, meeting requirements, and committee authority and obligation, and fund disbursements.

The Greenway Ecological Standing Committee is one of four standing committees that will distribute funding from NYPA for projects consistent with the Niagara River Greenway Plan.

Additional information can be obtained by logging onto http://niagara.nypa.gov/.

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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