NY Power Authority Participates In Community Program Marking The Life Of Martin Luther King, Jr. At State Capital

Connie Cullen
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January 12, 2012


WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will participate in the Community Initiatives program as part of the New York State Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Memorial Observance on Jan. 16 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

"This year, it is fitting that as we mark Dr. King's legacy as a champion for inclusion and economic equality, we find a New York that is taking formative steps for economic resurgence, under the leadership of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo," said Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer, NYPA. "The Power Authority and its diverse workforce stand ready to support this effort by providing clean, lower cost power, investing in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies, and by revitalizing our generation and transmission facilities. These are measures that help protect and create jobs."

NYPA staff will present displays featuring Energy Careers and Energy Efficiency in support of the Community Initiatives program, one of the day's activities, which encourages outreach into communities to improve lives throughout the state.

At the event, NYPA staff will share information on the variety of job opportunities available in the energy industry. In addition, the energy efficiency measures presented by NYPA will help families make more efficient use of the energy they consume while saving on their energy bills.

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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