Photo and Caption: NYPA to Host Free Guided Snowshoe Hike at Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center on Saturday, January 18
January 7, 2014
Adventuresome snowshoe hikers can take a free guided tour of the snowy landscape at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center on January 18.
Photo Credit: NYPA
North Blenheim - The visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant will play host to a free guided snowshoe hike (weather permitting) on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m.
The admission-free visitors center, housed in a refurbished 19th-century dairy barn, features interactive exhibits for children and adults on such themes as production and uses of electricity, energy efficiency and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa Plant. The center, located 17 miles south of Middleburgh on Route 30, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA 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 the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.