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September 18 Elmira Heights Event to Mark First Benefits of Governor's Recharge NY Power Program

Contact:
Michael Saltzman
(914) 390-8181
michael.saltzman@nypa.gov


September 14, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A new statewide lower cost power program—ReCharge NY—that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo established for businesses will be spotlighted on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Anchor Glass Container Corporation.  The glass container manufacturer is one of the dozens of businesses in the Southern Tier and hundreds of enterprises across the state that have begun receiving power under the program, which is administered by the New York Power Authority and linked to major job and capital-investment commitments.

Anchor Glass, which was recently purchased by Ardagh Group and employs approximately 340 persons at its Chemung County facility, has been a staple of the community for 100 years. The company received an allocation under the ReCharge NY program of 6,630 kilowatts.

New York Power Authority executive management will be joined by state and local elected officials at the morning event.

EVENT:                     Start of ReCharge NY Program

DATE:                        Tuesday, Sept. 18

TIME:                         1 p.m.

PLACE:                     Anchor Glass Container Corp. (now the Ardagh Group)
                                   151 East McCanns Boulevard

                                    Elmira Heights, NY

                                    Chemung County

Driving Directions: (Heading East on 86, take exit 52B to Rte. 14S, continue for 3.1 miles on 14S, then left on East McCann's Blvd, building is on the right.)

(Heading West on 86, take exit 52A to Rte. 14S, continue for 3.1 miles on 14S, then left on East McCann's Blvd, building is on the right.)

MEDIA CONTACT:  Michael Saltzman, 914-390-8181, michael.saltzman@nypa.gov


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. ■Approximately 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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