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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NY Power Authority and Village of Solvay Announce Presentation of One of State's First Hybrid Bucket Trucks

May 26, 2009

New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel and Solvay Village Mayor Kathleen Marinelli will hold a press conference to present one of the first hybrid bucket trucks in the state and to provide comment on their continued commitment to expand a “green fleet” of vehicles that will save taxpayer money and help keep the environment clean.

They will be joined by Anthony Modafferi, the executive director of the Municipal Electric Utilities Association.

The hybrid bucket truck, the newest addition to the Village’s growing “green” vehicle fleet, will be showcased at the event along with several other hybrid vehicles operated by the Village. 

EVENT:            “Green” Fleet News Conference

DATE:               Wednesday, May 27, 2009

TIME:                1:00 p.m.

LOCATION:        Solvay Village Hall
                         1100 Woods Road
                         Solvay

CONTACT:        Christine Pritchard
                         Christine.pritchard@nypa.gov
                         518-322-9143
                         Connie Cullen
                         Connie.cullen@nypa.gov
                         914-390-8196

Note: In the event of inclement weather, NYPA will issue a separate media advisory notifying the public of a decision to move the venue of the press conference, which would be at the Solvay Electric Department at 507 Charles Avenue, Solvay.

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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