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Press Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA Planning June 24 Festivities to Mark 50 Years of Power Production at St. Lawrence-FDR Project

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

Michael Saltzman
914-390-8181
michael.saltzman@nypa.gov

June 20, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that ceremonies are planned for June 24 at its St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project marking 50 years of low-cost electricity at the 800,000-kilowatt facility.

The events for the June 24 celebration are as follows:

EVENT:              Breakfast celebration for St. Lawrence-FDR project staff

TIME:                 8 a.m.

LOCATION:         St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project

                          830 Barnhart Island Rd.

                          Massena, N.Y.

OPEN TO PRESS; CLOSED TO PUBLIC – there will be a check-in table for media by the Administration Building

  

EVENT:              NYPA “Ceremony at the Dam” – Rededication of “Friendship Monument”

TIME:                 10 a.m.

LOCATION:         St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project dam

                          830 Barnhart Island Rd.

                          Massena, N.Y.

OPEN TO PRESS; CLOSED TO PUBLIC

 

EVENT:              Picnic lunch for Trustees and local officials

TIME:                 1 p.m.

LOCATION:         St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project Visitors Center

                          21 Hawkins Point Rd.

                          Massena, N.Y.

OPEN TO PRESS; CLOSED TO PUBLIC

 

EVENT:              Community Celebration: ice cream social, live music and fireworks

TIME:                 7 p.m. (fireworks after sundown)

LOCATION:         St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project Visitors Center

                           21 Hawkins Point Rd.

                           Massena, N.Y.

OPEN TO PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

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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