N.Y. Power Authority to Sponsor
Energy Programs for Teachers
January 23, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will
sponsor a workshop on energy issues for about 50 New York City
teachers on Saturday (Jan. 27).
All places in the free full-day program at the New
York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC) offices at 110
William St. in Manhattan have been reserved. Co-host for the
workshop with NYCEDC will be the National Energy Education
Development Project (NEED).
The workshop, for teachers from pre-kindergarten to
12th grade, will focus on energy efficiency at home and in school.
There will be hands-on energy audits, and teachers will be provided
with a professional curriculum and materials.
To date, approximately 150 New York City teachers
have attended the workshops. The NYCEDC began developing the
programs, with assistance from the New York State Energy Research
and Development Authority, in response to recommendations in a 2004
report by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s Energy Policy Task Force.
The Power Authority supplies economical electricity
for government buildings, schools, street lights, subway and
commuter trains and other public purposes throughout New York City.
NYPA has also completed energy efficiency projects at about 1,200
schools and other public facilities in the city, saving taxpayers
nearly $58 million a year. These projects annually save more than
1.1 million barrels of oil and reduce greenhouse-emissions by about
■ 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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