Power Vista Community Room
Renovation Complete And Available for Group Meetings Year-Round
February 1, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has
recently completed renovations of the Community Room of the Power
Vista on the grounds of NYPA’s Niagara Power Project. These
improvements, including the installation of a high-efficiency
heating and air conditioning system, and energy efficient doors and
windows, were designed to make the room available for year-round use
by community groups and visitors to the Niagara Project. The Power
Vista, which serves as the visitor center for the Niagara Project,
is at 5777 Lewiston Road.
The renovations have added to the versatility of
the Community Room by extending its use to all times of the year and
updating its facilities to accommodate a greater variety of
meetings. The Community Room is available at no charge to area
not-for-profit and civic organizations for meetings and events.
“The Power Vista Community Room renovations have
turned a practical space into an attractive venue for community
meetings and events,” said Horace Horton, regional manager, Western
New York, NYPA. “This is another way NYPA has responded to
community needs and shown its continued interest in being a good
neighbor in Western New York.”
Organizations such as Leadership Niagara, Niagara
University, the Health Association of Niagara County Inc. and the
Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs have held events at
the facility. The Community Room is also available for tour groups
and school groups who bring their own lunches.
The Community Room, a 4,250 square foot space on
the lower level of the Power Vista, can comfortably accommodate
200-300 guests depending on the type of meeting or event. Adjoining
the Community Room is a large outdoor patio overlooking the lower
Niagara River and Gorge which can be used weather-permitting.
To book a meeting, interested parties should
contact a member of NYPA’s Community Relations staff to discuss all
logistics. There is free parking and the facility is handicapped
The Power Vista opened in 1963 and has welcomed
more than six million visitors. The Power Vista is admission-free
and contains over 50 state-of-the-art interactive exhibits on
energy, electricity and local history. Educational programs are
offered at no charge for students at all grade levels. NYPA also
sponsors special events year-round at the Power Vista.
For additional information on booking the Community
Room, please call the Power Vista 716-286-6661.
Photo and Caption
■ 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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