Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA CEO To Hold News Conference On Hydropower Rates

August 10, 2010


New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined by Western New York officials Tuesday afternoon at a news conference concerning the hydropower rates for NYPA customers, including Niagara Frontier businesses employing tens of thousands of people.


News Conference on Hydropower Rates
Tuesday, August 10

1:30 p.m.


Niagara Power Project Power Vista (Outside the Visitors Center)
5777 Lewiston Road
Lewiston, N.Y.          

Michael Saltzman, (914) 390-8181

DIRECTIONS:  From Downtown Niagara Falls: Take the Robert Moses Parkway north about four miles to the exit marked Power Vista, Devils Hole, Niagara University. After exiting the parkway, turn left onto Route 104 and continue about one mile. The Power Vista entrance is on the right.

From Buffalo and Points South: Take I-190 North across Grand Island to Exit 25A (Lewiston). Turn left onto route 265 (Military Road), then another left onto Route 104 West. Turn left at the blinking yellow light (just after the pedestrian overpass); The Power Vista entrance is on the left.

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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