Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: New York
Power Authority And Suffolk County To Spotlight Benefits Of Reduced
Energy Use At Wastewater Treatment Plants
March 17, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York Power Authority President and Chief
Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined by Suffolk County
Executive Steve Levy and other Long Island community and
environmental leaders on Wednesday morning at the Bergen Point
Wastewater Treatment Plant in West Babylon to mark the completion of
a major energy efficiency project.
The energy-saving project will be a springboard for
similar initiatives at other facilities, with Kessel to announce a
targeted campaign to reduce huge electricity demands of New York
State’s drinking water and wastewater treatment plants.
Announcement of Energy Efficiency Plans/Goals for Drinking Water and
Wastewater Treatment Plants
DATE: Wednesday, March
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Bergen Point
Wastewater Treatment Plant
600 Bergen Avenue
(Check-in at Administration Building)
West Babylon, N.Y.
DIRECTIONS: If coming from
the west: Seaford Oyster Bay
Expressway (135) South to Merrick Road East for approximately 7
miles. After seeing a K-Mart on the right-hand side, keep going
until you see a Burger King on the right, which is the corner of
Bergen Avenue. Make a right onto Bergen and take to the end.
If coming from east: Take Southern State to exit 33
Babylon/Rt. 109E; go about 4.5 miles and then turn right onto Rt.
27A (Merrick Rd./Montauk Hwy). Proceed for about ¼ mi. and turn left
onto Bergen Ave. (Burger King is on the corner.) Take Bergen to the
end, to wastewater treatment plant administration building.
**Wear Flats – Rooftop Event and then tour of the
facility to follow announcement.
CONTACT: Michael Saltzman, NYPA
390-8181, 263-8504 (cell)
Dan Aug, Office of Suffolk County
Executive Steve Levy
(631) 853-4018, 885-0631 (cell)
■ 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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