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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Village of Fairport and New York Power Authority to Mark Arrival of Hybrid Truck

February 24, 2009


New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined by Mayor Frederick May of the Village of Fairport at the Fairport Electric District building to activate a hybrid-electric bucket truck. The truck will join six other vehicles to create the largest municipal utility hybrid electric vehicle fleet in New York State. 

Joining them at the event will be Robert Barker, the director of the Genesee Region Clean Communities program, a U. S. Department of Energy sponsored program, designed to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles. 

WHAT:             Hybrid-electric bucket truck to Village of Fairport

DATE:              Wednesday, Feb 25

TIME:               1 p.m.

PLACE:            Fairport Electric District building
43 Liftbridge Lane East
Fairport, N.Y.

CONTACT:      Paul DeMichele, NYPA information specialist, media relations, 914-390-8186


  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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