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NYPA Helps Summer Travelers With Its “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’…No Foolin’!” Campaign

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
stephen.ramsey@nypa.gov
                                   
June 29, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM —The New York Power Authority (NYPA) wants to help keep rising gas prices from putting a crimp in your vacation plans. This Independence Day, July 4, NYPA will continue its summer travel campaign: “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” combining pocketbook-friendly travel ideas with energy-saving tips—both good for the family budget. This year’s promotion includes a new feature to provide “green” information on how to make your home or business more environmentally friendly. 

Activities start with a trip to NYPA’s admission-free visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project and continue on to other nearby attractions in beautiful Schoharie Valley to begin a summer of memorable family adventures. While at the visitors center one can pick up a free information folder full of brochures on local family-fun destinations, which use just a few gallons of gas to visit, and fact sheets on energy-saving and “green” ideas.

 “We hope everyone will come and hear about all the wonderful energy-saving tips that will save you money too,” said Steve Ramsey, community relations manager at the Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center. “There is so much to see at the visitors center and the surrounding area without having to keep making trips to the gas station.”

The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center offers a fun-filled day with its many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the environment. A hybrid electric car is on display with information on its gas-saving features.

The admission-free NYPA visitors center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for some holidays. For further information, please call 1-800 724-0309 or go to www.nypa.gov.

  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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