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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA President and CEO Kessel To Present Ceremonial Check For Greenway Ecological Projects

 January 19, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined Wednesday by officials from the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and other environmental group representatives at a ceremonial check presentation at the Tifft Nature Preserve in South Buffalo. The event will mark NYPA’s latest funding of ecological projects in support of the Niagara River Greenway in connection with commitments made during the relicensing of the Niagara Power Project.

EVENT:
Ceremonial Check Presentation for Greenway Ecological Fund
Date:
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Time:
1 p.m.
LOCATION:
Tifft Nature Preserve Visitors Center
1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Buffalo, N.Y.
(716) 825-6397
Contact:
Michael Saltzman, NYPA, 914-390-8181

Directions to Tifft Nature Preserve:

From downtown and northern sections of the city, take the first exit after the skyway and continue south to the Tifft entrance.  Turn left and continue through the underpass to the parking lot.  Alternatively, from the north, take the Tifft Street exit off Route 5 and immediately make a U-turn heading north on Fuhrmann Blvd. to the Tifft entrance.   Turn right and continue through the underpass to the parking lot.

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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