Energy Conservation Workshop Set
for NYPA Visitors Center
February 22, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM―The admission-free visitors center
at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped
Storage Power Project will play host to an energy conservation
workshop on Saturday, March 3, beginning at 10 a.m.
The free workshop, “Save Energy, Save Dollars,”
will be conducted by representatives from the Cornell Cooperative
Extension and the New York State Energy Research and Development
The two- hour workshop will provide fundamental
information on low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy and reduce
energy bills. Participants will learn about programs offering
subsidies, low-interest loans or free energy efficiency services to
qualifying households, and will receive a free kit with
energy-savings products they can use in their homes.
Reservations for the workshop are recommended and
may be arranged by calling the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office
at 518-234-4303 or 518-296-8310. Registration is required by March
1. The snow date is Saturday, March 10.
The NYPA visitors center will be open as usual on
March 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center, housed in a refurbished
19th-century dairy barn, features displays and interactive exhibits
for children and adults on such subjects as electricity production,
operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project and energy efficiency.
The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17
miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.
■ 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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