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Media Advisory: Nypa President Kessel to Hold News Conference on Initiative for Wind Power Projects Offshore the Great Lakes

Christine Pritchard

April 21, 2009


New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined at a news conference by City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster, the Citizens Campaign for the Environment and other environmental advocacy organizations to make an announcement related to a major public-private initiative for the potential development of wind power projects in the Great Lakes off New York State shores. 

EVENT:           Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project 

DATE:             Wednesday, April 22, 2009 

TIME:              10:30 a.m. 

LOCATION:      Erie Basin Marina
                       329 Erie Street

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