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Energy Conservation and Electrical Safety to Be Topic of NYPA Presentation

Contact:
Ann Cianfrocco
315- 792-8335
ann.cianfrocco@nypa.gov

November 2, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCY—New York Power Authority (NYPA) Community Relations Specialist Ann Cianfrocco will give a presentation on energy conservation and electrical safety at the Ilion Free Library on Monday, November 9, at 2 p.m.

The presentation is free and open to the public. All adults in attendance will receive a reusable tote bag containing an energy tips booklet, a compact fluorescent light bulb and foam gasket insulators (one per household, please).

NYPA is helping New York State save money and megawatts by supporting Governor David Paterson’s ‘45 x 15’ plan, which aims to have 45 percent of the state’s energy needs met through clean, renewable energy and improved energy efficiency by the year 2015.

Currently, NYPA’s energy efficiency efforts at local, county and state government facilities, public schools and state university campuses, save New York taxpayers over $100 million a year and help avoid annual emissions of more than 808,000 tons of greenhouse gases.  The electricity saved through these projects each year is enough to serve approximately 300,000 people—about the population of Buffalo.

Cianfrocco works in NYPA’s Frederick R. Clark Energy Center in Marcy, which is the hub of the Power Authority’s power transmission facilities—coordinating electricity flow from its 18 power projects and other sources.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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