Councilman Avella Announces NYPA
Donation of Computers to Queens School
November 1, 2007
BAYSIDE—Councilman Tony Avella announced Thursday
that the Lutheran School of Flushing and Bayside will receive nine
refurbished computers to support the school’s educational programs.
The computers were made available through a state program
administered by the New York Power Authority (NYPA).
“Computers are such an important resource in today’s
technology-driven learning environment,” Councilman Avella said.
“The donation of these computers will help young students prepare
for tomorrow’s educational challenges today.”
“We are always pleased to help schools around the
state in any way we can,” said Roger B. Kelley, NYPA president and
chief executive officer. “The computer program is in line with this
objective and complements efforts such as our ‘Power to Schools’
energy efficiency program, which helps schools cut energy costs and
improve air quality.”
The computers were supplied under a state law that created the
program authorizing NYPA to provide refurbished computers to
educational institutions across New York State.
The reconditioning of surplus computers includes thorough cleaning
of the equipment and replacement of broken or missing parts, as well
as installation of a new operating system and at least 128 megabytes
Since 2002, NYPA has reconditioned more than 500 computers for
distribution to educational facilities throughout New York State.
■ 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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