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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA President and NFTA Chairman to Highlight Plans for Solar Installation at Transit Agency's Bus Garage in Buffalo

October 13, 2009
New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel and Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Chairman Henry M. Sloma will be joined Wednesday afternoon by Western New York elected officials and business and environmental leaders in announcing plans for a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation at the transit agency’s bus maintenance garage on Military Road in Buffalo.   

The state-of-the-art solar power project will provide approximately 10 percent of the Frontier Garage’s electricity, reducing fossil-fuel combustion and greenhouse gas emissions.  A Western New York firm will be responsible for the installation of the PV equipment, with the project helping to support clean energy jobs.   

EVENT:                 Presentation of Plans for Solar Installation at NFTA Frontier Garage

DATE:                   Wednesday, Oct. 14

TIME:                    2 p.m.

LOCATION:           Frontier Garage
                             1000 Military Rd. (Near Kenmore Avenue)

CONTACT:             Michael Saltzman, NYPA, (914) 390-8181
                             Douglas Hartmayer, NFTA, (716) 855-7420


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