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A Trip to Power Authority Visitors Center Can Take a Bite out of Summer Gas Costs

Contact:
Cathy Blood
716-286-6652
cathy.blood@nypa.gov

June 27, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority wants to help keep soaring gas prices from taking a bite out of your wallet and putting the brakes on your vacation plans as it  kicks off a summer travel campaign July 1 that promises “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!”  Activities start with a trip to NYPA’s own admission-free Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project, and continue on to other nearby attractions in beautiful Western New York. 

Cathy Blood, community relations representative at the Power Vista, said: “Your family summer vacation doesn’t need to break the bank.  There’s so much to see and do at the Power Vista and throughout all of Western New York that we’re more than happy to help you plan outings that are full of family fun…and close to fuel-less.” 

The Power Vista, the visitors center at the Niagara Project, offers a fun-filled day with its many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the environment, plus a visit to its observation deck that provides a bird’s-eye view of the Niagara River and Gorge 350 feet below.  The Power Vista is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for some holidays. 

While at the Power Vista, visitors can pick up a free packet of energy-saving tips to keep them cool this summer and warm come winter.  The packets include information on a host of nearby attractions to help plan a summer of memorable day-tripping adventures for families right in their own backyards, rather than memories of costly visits to the gas pump. 

For more information on the Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project and a schedule of events, call 716-286-6661 or 1-866-NYPA-FUN.

About NYPA:

■    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 a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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