NYPA Sets Holiday Hours for
December 15, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM Ė The admission-free visitors center
at the New York Power Authorityís (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped
Storage Power Project will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
throughout the holiday season, except for Dec. 23 to 25 and Dec. 30
to Jan. 1.
The visitors center, located in a restored
19th-century dairy barn, has been transformed into a winter
wonderland of twinkling lights during the centerís fourth annual
Festival of Trees, which continues through Jan. 2. More than 20
evergreens are adorned to feature the holiday scent of the
gingerbread man; patriotic red, white and blue colors; ideas for
saving energy; and other themes. School groups and community
organizations are welcome.
The visitors center, which features numerous
hands-on exhibits on such subjects as the Basics of Electricity,
Uses of Electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project, is
located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles
north of Grand Gorge. It is about 50 miles southwest of Albany.
For more information, call 1-800-724-0309 or visit
on the Web at
■ 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
nationís 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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