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NOTE TO EDITORS: Event Postponed to Oct. 24 and 25
New York Power Authority Among Participants in Annual Street Fair on Long Island

October 14, 2009

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be among the participants at a street fair on Long Island on Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25. The event will take place in Bellmore from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. 

The Power Authority will have representatives stationed at a booth, handing out compact florescent light bulbs and reusable shopping bags. There will also be a raffle, giving participants the opportunity to win an energy efficiency-themed gift basket. 

NYPA will also be displaying two energy efficient cars: a plug-in hybrid Ford Escape and an all-electric BMW Mini Cooper. The Power Authority is one of the leading utilities in the Northeast in advancing clean transportation. 

EVENT:              Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival              

DATE:                Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25 

TIME:                 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (both days)

LOCATION:        Bellmore Long Island, Exit 25S off the Southern State Parkway, just off Sunrise Highway
                         in the Bellmore Long Island Rail Road parking field, between Bellmore Ave. and Bedford Ave.

CONTACT:         Paul DeMichele
                         (914) 390-8186
                         paul.demichele@nypa.gov

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

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