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New York Power Authority Shines Light on Sun Safety at the Power Vista, Saturday, May 10

Contact Information:
Teresa Martinez
(716) 286-6661
Teresa.Martinez@nypa.gov

April 29, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority’s “Sensational Saturday: Staying Safe in the Sun” event will be held May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Niagara Power Vista, the visitors center at the Niagara Power Project.

You’re invited to take part in a poster contest that discusses how to take precautions from the sun’s harmful rays as summer approaches. Entrants can draw, paint or use photography to deliver a sun-safe message. Anyone can enter.

Posters may be dropped off at the Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, at any time prior to the start of the event.

All entries will be on display Saturday, May 10, with winners announced at 3 p.m.

The top three winning posters will be exhibited at Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Sunflower Café, on the first floor of RPCI, Elm Street, Buffalo, from Tuesday, May 13, through Wednesday, May 30, in observance of Melanoma Awareness Month.

Movies on sun safety and solar energy will be shown throughout the event in the Power Vista classroom. Activity sheets and safety education materials will also be available.

Guests are also invited to enjoy the Power Vista’s interactive displays and exhibits, learn more about electricity, energy efficiency and area history, as well as enjoy the spectacular views from an observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge.

Parking and admission are always free.

For more information, call the Power Vista at 716-286-6661 or e-mail npvista@nypa.gov.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA 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 the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.