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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: New York Power Authority And State And Local Officials To Make Announcement on North Country Power Discount Program

September 29, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined by Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell and other elected officials to make an announcement about a North Country economic development program aimed at supporting local businesses and dairy farms with electricity discounts using low-cost hydropower generated at the NYPA St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project.

What:
North Country Power Discount Program news conference
Date:
Wednesday, September 29
Time:
11:30 a.m.
Place:

Basta’s Flower Shop
619 Main Street
Ogdensburg

Contact:

Christine Pritchard
518-433-6700
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-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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