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News Advisory: NYPA and OGS Announce Energy Efficiency Upgrade at Duryea State Office Building

June 11, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner John C. Egan and New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will unveil a 200-kilowatt fuel cell, and a 500-kilowatt peak load natural gas generator. This represents the final phase of multi-year investment plan at the Perry B. Duryea Jr. State Office Building.  The fuel cell will generate 1.6 million kilowatt hours of renewable electricity per year, or roughly 25 percent of the building’s electricity, while enhancing the building’s energy efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint.  

 WHAT:            OGS, New York Power Authority and other agency partners announce energy upgrades at Perry B. Duryea, Jr. State Office Building 

WHEN:            Friday, June 12, 2009, 10 a.m. 

 WHERE:          Perry B. Duryea Jr. State Office Building outside near the fuel cell. (In the event of inclement weather, the news conference will be held indoors). Address: Veterans’ Memorial Highway, Hauppauge  

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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