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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA President to be Joined With International Wire Group Execs to Announce New Economic Development Program

September 29, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   

New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined by executives from International Wire Group from Oneida County to announce the kick-off of a new, three-year economic development program to provide support for major manufacturers struggling with high energy costs through the current financial crisis.

EVENT:           Industrial Incentives Award Program news conference

DATE:              Wednesday, September 30, 2009

TIME:               2 p.m.

LOCATION:       International Wire Group
                        12 Masonic Avenue
                        Camden, New York

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 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. ■  About 75 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. ■ Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.  ■   For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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