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Power Authority Offers Programs For Schools 

Contact:
Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext. 300
jill.chamberlain@nypa.gov

February 22, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is offering a “Basics of Electricity” program for presentation in local schools and also invites area teachers to arrange field trips to its admission-free visitors center at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.

The classroom program, designed for the fourth grade, will teach students how electricity is generated and will cover such concepts as the atom, static electricity and alternating and direct current electricity. Equipment such as magnets, coils of wire, galvanometers, and hand-crank and Van de Graff generators will be demonstrated and a slide show on the St. Lawrence-FDR project will be presented.

The visitors center, located at Hawkins Point, features a wide range of interactive exhibits and displays on electricity, energy efficiency and related subjects and provides panoramic views of the project’s power dam.

Basics of Electricity presentations or trips to the visitors center may be arranged by calling 315-764-0226, Ext. 300.

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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