NYPA Honors Ben Franklin’s Birthday At June 11 Sensational Saturday: Free Children’s Identification Card and Fingerprinting Services Also to be Available

Teresa Martinez

June 7, 2011


LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will celebrate Benjamin Franklin’s birthday – the father of electricity – on June 11 at the admission-free Niagara Power Project Power Vista.
A video, “Benjamin Franklin: Scientist & Inventor” will be shown at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Power Vista classroom.

Parents also can participate in a child safety identification card program offered by New York Life Insurance Company from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Power Vista Community Room. Each child that participates will receive a complimentary identification card, complete with photograph and fingerprints. Parents can also receive a printout of the identification information to take to their local law enforcement office and have the information entered into the state registry. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Power Vista.

In addition, guests can attend a 3 p.m. special presentation in connection with the 50th anniversary of first power at the Niagara Power Project in the Power Vista classroom.

Guests are also invited to enjoy the Power Vista’s attractions, which include displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as spectacular views from the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge. Parking and admission at the Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, is always free.
For more information, contact the Niagara Project Power Vista at 716-286-6661 or email npvista@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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