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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA President and Nassau County Executive to Introduce
Energy Efficient LED Technology for Nassau County

October 14, 2009

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel and Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi will introduce energy efficient LED (light emitting diode) technology to replace conventional lighting in more than 1,300 traffic signals, including traffic lights, arrows and crosswalk indicators, throughout the county.   

A bucket truck, signal heads and other equipment used for the installation of the LED technology will be on view and in action, weather-permitting.  Annual taxpayer savings on electric use by the LED traffic signals is estimated to be almost $1.1 million. 

EVENT:                 Announcement of new LED traffic signal technology for Nassau County

DATE:                   Thursday, Oct. 15

TIME:                    12 noon

LOCATION:           639 Oak St.
                            Garden City NY

                           This is at the corner of Oak St. and Westbury Blvd.  639 is on the corner and is the county signal shop.  In the
                           event of rain, the news conference will be held in the signal shop.  

CONTACT:           Connie M. Cullen


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