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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: New York Power Authority to be Joined by Western New york Officials to Kick-Off Historic Solar Energy Initiative

January 27, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined by City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Cynthia A. Bianco, Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, Niagara University President Fr. Joseph L. Levesque C.M., Brian Smith from Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and other local officials to make announcement about an unprecedented clean energy project that will increase the amount of solar energy produced in New York State nearly five-fold, and provide renewable energy educational opportunities, support public sustainability efforts and stimulate the economy with new clean energy jobs throughout the state.

 

What:
NYPA 100 Megawatt Solar Photovoltaic Initiative
Date:
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Time:
10:30 a.m.
Location:
Niagara Falls High School
Performing Arts Center
4455 Porter Road
Niagara Falls
Contact:
Christine Pritchard
518-322-9143
Christine.Pritchard@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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 80 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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