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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: New York Power Authority And Solvay Officials To Launch Winter Weatherization Program

Contact:
Christine Pritchard
518-322-9143
christine.pritchard@nypa.gov

December 2, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined by Solvay Mayor Tony Modafferi on Wednesday to officially launch the “Weatherization Blitz” program in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley, an energy-saving program for low-income households served by municipal and rural electric cooperative systems in the state.

The news conference on the Power Authority’s Weatherization Blitz program—part of a statewide effort for lowering home-heating costs for financially struggling New Yorkers—will mark Mr. Kessel’s first press briefing in Central New York since joining NYPA in October.   

Details on tomorrow’s event are as follows:

EVENT:           Announcement of Weatherization Blitz Program

DATE:             Wednesday, Dec. 3

TIME:              1 p.m.

LOCATION:     Solvay Village Hall
                      1100 Woods Rd.
                      Solvay, N.Y.

 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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