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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NY Power Authority President Kessel to Present $2 Million Annual Payment to Local Officials

December 21, 2008


New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel tomorrow will present to local officials a large ceremonial check signifying the annual $2 million payment related to the 2003 licensing of the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project. 

In addition to discussing the check presentation, Kessel will answer open-ended and off-topic questions on other issues related to the Power Authority.

DATE:              Monday, December 22, 2008
TIME:               11 a.m.
PLACE:            St. Lawrence-FDR Projectís Frank S. McCullough Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch, 21 Hawkins Point Road, Massena, N.Y.

CONTACT:        Karen White - 315-764-0226, Ext. 304.
                        Christine Pritchard - 518-322-9143


  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 nationís 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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