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News Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Solar Power and Energy Initiatives Announced By Malone Central School District and N.Y. Power Authority

Senator Elizabeth Little will be joined by Allen Schriver, regional manager for Northern New York, New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Stephen T. Shafer, superintendent of schools, Malone Central School District, on Friday, November 18, to announce the completion of a 6-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) installation at the Franklin Academy High School.  In addition, energy efficiency initiatives at the Franklin Academy and the Davis Elementary School will be announced.

The PV installation is mounted atop Franklin Academy and is the first NYPA solar power installation in the North Country.  It will provide a continuous source of clean energy for the high school by supplementing power the school receives from the grid.  A special connection to the school’s computer network will allow students to monitor energy production.

Immediately following remarks from Senator Little and Schriver, a student will demonstrate the computer connection.

EVENT:                      Solar Power and Energy Efficiency Announcement,
                                  and Computer Demonstration

WHEN:                       Friday, November 18, 11 a.m.

WHERE:                     Franklin Academy High School Library
                                  42 Huskie Lane, Malone NY 12953 

CONTACT:                 Brian Warner, NYPA, 914-584-5024
                                 Donald Merrick, Franklin Academy,  518- 483-7807