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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: New York Power Authority And W.N.Y. Business Leaders To Celebrate Significant Development In Support Of Dozens Of Major Local Employers

December 20, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel and Kelly Brannen, Co-Chairman of Power for Economic Prosperity (PEP) will be joined by numerous state officials, representatives of economic development agencies and local business leaders to make an announcement related to dozens of hydropower contracts that support nearly 30,000 jobs in Western New York.

What:
News conference on Hydropower Contracts
Date:
Tuesday, December 21
Time:
1 p.m.
Place:

Praxair, Inc.
175 East Park Drive
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Contact:

Christine Pritchard - NYPA
518-433-6700
518-322-9143 (mobile)
Christine.Pritchard@nypa.gov

Earl Wells, III – PEP
716-854-8182
716-553-5225 (mobile)
ewells@e3communications.com

 

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 17 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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