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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA CEO Kessel to Headline Green Up! Conference in Melville

May 20, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard M. Kessel will deliver the keynote address at a Long Island conference that will bring together experts from a variety of fields, including energy, housing, faith and green energy job training programs to inform community leaders and residents about opportunities in the emerging clean energy economy.

The conference, GREEN UP! The Emerging Green Economy: Access and Opportunity for Diverse Communities, is being sponsored by Abundant Communities Together, Inc. (ACT), a faith-based community development corporation whose mission is to create abundance through the transformation of communities.

NYPA CEO Kessel will speak about the Power Authority’s efforts to advance the state’s “45 by 15” initiative  to meet 45 percent of the state’s electricity needs through improved energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy by 2015.  In particular, he will speak about NYPA’s off-shore wind projects and historic solar projects and how these initiatives support and advance the emerging green economy throughout New York State.

What:
Conference: GREEN UP! The Emerging Green Economy: Access and Opportunity for Diverse Communities
Date:
Friday, May 21, 2010
Time:

Conference: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Kessel remarks: 9:45 a.m.

Place:

68 South Service Road
Melville, NY

Contact:

Christine Pritchard
518-433-6700
Christine.Pritchard@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-owned electric utility, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ About 75 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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