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

Contact:
Christine Pritchard
518-322-9143
Christine.Pritchard@nypa.gov

April 21, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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
                       Buffalo

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■    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.   For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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