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N.Y. Power Authority To Hold July 15 Hearing On Proposed Hydropower Contracts With Western New York Businesses

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Michael Saltzman
914-390-8181
Michael.Saltzman@nypa.gov

July 13, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 15, at the Niagara Power Project Power Vista (Visitors Center) on proposed contract extensions for the sale of Niagara hydropower to more than 100 Western New York businesses. The power is set aside for the region’s businesses under the Expansion Power and Replacement Power Programs. 

Further information on the proposed contracts is available on the NYPA Web site at http://www.nypa.gov/publichearings/.

Thursday’s hearing will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Power Vista is at 5777 Lewiston Rd. in Lewiston.

Written statements provided to NYPA by July 16 will also become part of the record of the hearing. Statements should be sent to Karen Delince, NYPA corporate secretary, at 123 Main St., White Plains, N.Y. 10601.  They can also be e-mailed to secretarys.office@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. ■ Approximately 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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