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Media Advisory: New York Power Authority to Hold Public Hearing on  Proposed Power Contract with Newton Falls Fine Paper Co.

April 3, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold a public hearing on April 8 on a proposed power supply contract with Newton Falls Fine Paper Co. in St. Lawrence County.    

The power allocation would be provided under the Preservation Power Program, which was established by a 2005 New York State law for qualified businesses in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Franklin counties.   

EVENT:             Public hearing on hydropower contract with Newton Falls Fine Paper Co.                    

DATE:               Wednesday, April 8, 2009 

TIME:                11 a.m.

LOCATION:       Frank S. McCullough, Jr., Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch, 21 Hawkins Point Rd., Massena, N.Y.

CONTACT:        Michael Saltzman
                        (914) 390-8181
                         Michael.Saltzman@nypa.gov

 The proposed contract with Newton Falls Fine Paper can be accessed online at http://www.nypa.gov/publichearings/08april2009/default.htm.

  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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