Hybrid Cars to be Featured at Blenheim-Gilboa
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 a clean transportation
technology demonstration, featuring hybrid-electric vehicles, on
Tuesday, June 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The demonstration and information session will be
conducted by John Markowitz, an electric transportation engineer at
the Power Authority. NYPA hybrid vehicles will be on display.
NYPA’s clean transportation program helps to
improve air quality and lessen dependence on foreign oil. The
Authority has helped to put about 850 electric and hybrid-electric
vehicles in service in its fleet and those of others. These vehicles
have traveled more than 6.5 million miles, eliminating the use of
21,000 barrels of oil.
The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center is located on
Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of
For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.
■ 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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