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Westchester and NYPA Unveil One of County's Largest Solar Projects: Project on courthouse roof is one of dozens of NYPA/County projects to save energy and reduce CO2

October 2, 2009 

NOTICE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS                                                             

Contacts: Victoria Hochman, 914-995-2950
               Paul DeMichele (NYPA) 914-390-8186 

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel and Westchester County Executive Andrew J. Spano will inspect progress on one of the largest solar projects in Westchester on the rooftop of the low-rise courthouse building on Martin Luther King Boulevard in White Plains on Monday, Oct. 5, at 11:30 a.m. 

The photovoltaic solar project now under construction involves the installation of 460 solar panels on the roof of the low-rise courthouse in downtown White Plains. The initiative is part of a partnership that has resulted in a saving to Westchester County of more than $1.6 million a year.

Media note: Following the press event, media will be taken up to the roof of the courthouse to see the project in progress.

About NYPA:

■    The New York Power Authority 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 New York 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