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Media Advisory: Nypa President Kessel to Speak on Energy Issues at Watertown Chamber of Commerce:
Kessel to Hold Post-Speech Media Availability

April 22, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will provide remarks to the Watertown Chamber of Commerce at its forum entitled “The Future of Energy in New York State and the North Country.”  

He will speak about NYPA’s efforts to advance an electricity stimulus plan for the North Country and about the Power Authority’s plans for improving the aging transmission infrastructure and its integration with wind power and other renewable energy sources.

Mr. Kessel will be available following the speech to answer questions from the media.

EVENT:            Watertown Chamber of Commerce “The Future of Energy in NYS and the North Country” 

DATE:               Thursday, April 23, 2009 

TIME:                12 p.m. 

LOCATION:       Ramada Inn
                         6300 Arsenal Road
                         Watertown

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

                         

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 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.   For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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