MEDIA ADVISORY: NYPA To Hold Public Information Meeting On Its Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project And Storm Response

January 9, 2012


The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold an informational meeting on Jan. 19, 2012, at the Schoharie Hotel & Suites, on its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project, to include discussion of the project’s key features and NYPA’s response to Tropical Storm Irene.

NYPA has invited area elected officials, and county emergency management personnel to the information meeting; the general public is also invited.

Note to Editors:  The NYPA dam that is part of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project is owned by NYPA and is not to be confused with the Gilboa dam that is owned by the City of New York and operated by the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  The Gilboa dam is located approximately 4.5 miles upstream (the Schoharie Creek) of the NYPA dam.

EVENT:         Information Meeting on NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project and Storm Response

DATE:           January 19, 2012

TIME:             5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

LOCATION:  Schoharie Hotel & Suites (previously the Holiday Inn)

160 Holiday Way, Schoharie, NY  12157, Phone: 518-295-6088

CONTACT:    Steve Ramsey, 800-724-0309, steve.ramsey@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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