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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA President and Leading Buffalo Officials to Break Ground Friday on New Ice Boom Storage Site

September 24, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined by Congressman Brian Higgins, State Assemblyman Mark J.F. Schroeder and other officials on Friday afternoon in Buffalo’s Old First Ward for a groundbreaking at a newly acquired site for the warm-weather storage of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom.  The new site will free up the current ice boom storage site in support of the waterfront redevelopment of the Buffalo Outer Harbor.

Kessel will spotlight NYPA’s plans to develop a neighborhood park at the new storage site. There will also be a walking tour of the property. 

EVENT:      Groundbreaking at New Ice Boom Storage Site

DATE:         Friday, Sept. 25

TIME:          2:30 p.m.

PLACE:       41 Hamburg St. (Corner of Hamburg and South Street)
                  Old First Ward
                  Buffalo

CONTACT:   Michael Saltzman
                   (914) 390-8181

                  
Michael.Saltzman@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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