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N.Y. Power Authority Completes Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Solar Installation at the Greater Amsterdam School District's Lynch Middle School

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Paul DeMichele
(914) 390-8186
Paul.DeMichele@nypa.gov

June 20, 2014

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WHITE PLAINS — The New York Power Authority has just completed a new, energy efficient pool heating system at the Greater Amsterdam School District’s Lynch Middle School. The improvements include an automatic pool cover, a new high-efficiency boiler and a solar thermal hot water system, utilizing solar energy to provide hot water for the pool.

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■ 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.

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