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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity:  Press Availability on Great Lakes Offshore Wind

June 15, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will hold a news conference about advances in the Great Lakes Offshore Wind project.  Just recently on Earth Day in April, NYPA announced a major public-private initiative for the potential development of wind power projects in the New York State waters of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

NYPA has been working closely with environmental groups and Western New York officials and has released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to initiate efforts to develop offshore wind projects in the Great Lakes.  In addition, a Request for Proposals (RFP) to examine technical issues related to the viability of such projects has been issued.

Following those remarks, Mr. Kessel will be available to take press questions on unrelated topics.

EVENT:            Press Availability on Great Lakes Offshore Wind

TIME:               1:30 p.m.

DATE:               Tuesday, June 16, 2009 

LOCATION:       Niagara Power Project
                         Power Vista
                         5777 Lewiston Road
                         Lewiston, N.Y.

CONTACT:        Connie Cullen
                         914-390-8196
                        Connie.Cullen@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 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.

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