NYPA in Central New York:
The northern Catskill Mountains are home to NYPA's unique Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project, a special hydroelectric facility that serves as a giant energy-storage device, nestled beneath 2,000-foot-tall Brown Mountain in picturesque Schoharie County, which is but 40 miles southwest of Albany. Its grounds offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the state, complete with a 19th-centruy renovated dairy barn that serves as a visitors center; a country estate built
in 1819 by John Lansing, a state delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787; and a 2 1/2 mile Bluebird Trail that leads to 650-acre Mine Kill State Park, built by the Power Authority.
Schoharie County is popular for its family-friendly attractions, outdoor winter activities, museums and historical sites, festivals, fairs, road-side farm-stands and antique shops. Located in the heart of Leatherstocking country, it is made up of 16 townships, including the towns of Blenheim and Gilboa. With a population of nearly 32,000, it's an easy-to-find location, served by three main interstates (I-81, I-90 and I-88), and is within driving distance of seven public and private colleges and universities. Whether your dream house is a split-level, ranch, Colonial, Victorian or a farmhouse, the choices are plentiful and the cost is affordable.
NYPA's energy control facility, the Frederick R. Clark Energy Center, is located in the town of Marcy, which lies between the cities of Rome and Utica in Oneida County—a region known as the Mohawk Valley.
The area has been a center for commerce for centuries, with its easy access to major east-west and north-south highways and nearby convenient train and air transportation. Its cultural atmosphere
is one of the best surprises, boasting and hosting world-class museums and internationally acclaimed concerts. You are always just minutes from all types of recreational and cultural activities year round, including the famed Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, the Utica Zoo and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. The region is educationally diverse with
many colleges, universities and institutes for advanced studies.
If relocating, you may opt to live in one of the two cities, the suburbs of New Hartford or Marcy, a village like Clinton or Yorkville, or the wide-open space of farmland that makes up most of the Valley's 2,600 square miles. It is one of the most affordable housing markets in the nation.
Albany offices are located in the heart of the state capital's
legislative district, with its historic buildings, magnificent
architecture and neighborhoods that are both old and new, funky
and eclectic. It is a capital city, college town, urban
metropolis and close-knit community all rolled into one; an
ideal destination for singles and families, offering a wealth of
cultural opportunities with a steady stream of performing arts,
theater and exhibits at its renowned "Egg" at the Empire State
Plaza, or continuous concerts and sporting events at the Times
Union Center. Parents choose Albany for its top-notch
public and private schools, and the State University of New York
at Albany provides graduate and undergraduate programs in nine
colleges on three campuses, the oldest dating back to 1844.
Additionally, NYPA has small hydro projects sprinkled throughout Central New York—the Jarvis Plant in Oneida County, the Crescent Plant in Albany and Saratoga counties, the Vischer Ferry Plant in Saratoga and Schenectady counties, and the Ashokan Project in nearby Ulster County—all providing different NYPA opportunities in the state.