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NYPA Trustees to Meet Tuesday at St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project Visitors Center in Massena

Michael Saltzman
(914) 390-8181  

May 18, 2009


WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustees will meet on Tuesday, May 19, at 11 a.m., at the visitors center of the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project in Massena. 

The regularly scheduled meeting is being held in Massena as part of a pledge made by NYPA President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel, with agreement of the Trustees, for the Authority to hold board meetings around the state.  

Kessel and the Trustees made the commitment last October to further the Power Authority’s accessibility to the public, especially in regions where the statewide public power utility maintains facilities.  Recent Trustees’ meetings have been held in such locations as Buffalo, Utica and Albany.   

Immediately following Tuesday’s Trustees’ meeting, Kessel will be available to answer questions from reporters.

The meeting will be held at:

The Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch
21 Hawkins Point Road, Massena, N.Y.
Contact person for non-media inquiries:  Jodi Burke, (315) 764-0226, ext. 302

Directions to the visitors center from downtown Massena:  Take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles.  Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors center. 

The public can also view Tuesday’s meeting via videoconference at NYPA’s administrative office building at:

123 Main Street, 16th floor, Executive Conference Room, White Plains, N.Y.
Contact person for non-media inquiries:  Angela Graves, (914) 287-3092. 

The meeting can also be viewed via the Internet by visiting the Power Authority’s website at and clicking on “Meetings and Webcasts,” near the center of the page, and then another hyperlink entitled “Watch Live.”

All media inquiries regarding the meeting should be directed to Michael Saltzman at (914) 390-8181.

  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,

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