Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Federal, State and Local Officials Join NYPA representatives to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Niagara Power Project

June 27, 2011


The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees and its President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard M. Kessel, will be joined by federal, state and local officials to commemorate the Niagara Power Project’s 50 years of power production and job creation.  

Some of the officials who are expected to attend include: Senator George Maziarz; Assemblyman John Ceretto; William Ross, chair, Niagara County Legislators along with several other legislators; Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster; Lewiston Town Supervisor Steve Reiter; and representatives from the Niagara USA Chamber, the Niagara River Greenway Commission, the Tuscarora Nation and the Niagara Region Chamber of Commerce.

Also attending will be several former NYPA employees who participated in project construction 50 years ago.

The Niagara Power Project is the largest hydroelectric facility and power producer in New York State and the third largest in the nation. It offers a variety of socioeconomic advantages to Western New York by providing low-cost power to some 130 companies supporting about 31,000 jobs with a payroll estimated at more than $2.1 billion per year.

Niagara Power Project 50th Anniversary Commemoration
Tuesday, June 28
2:00 p.m.

New York Power Authority Power Vista
577 Lewiston Road
Lewiston, NY 14092


Lou Paonessa


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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