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NYPA’S 2004 Annual Report Highlights Energy-Efficiency Projects, New Technologies and Is Available On-Line

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Michael Saltzman
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April 28, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority’s 2004 Annual Report, now available online at www.nypa.gov, focuses on the Authority’s key role in achieving vital objectives set by Gov. George E. Pataki for increased energy efficiency and greater use of renewable energy, clean new technologies and electric transportation.

The report highlights NYPA’s energy partnerships with public schools, the New York Police Department and municipal and rural cooperative electric systems and shows how the Authority is helping them and scores of other state and local governmental entities to save energy and tax dollars and improve the environment.

The Power Authority has completed energy-efficiency improvements at more than 2,200 public facilities statewide, saving taxpayers more than $90 million in annual energy costs and avoiding more than 660,000 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions a year. NYPA is also a national leader in demonstrating practical uses of renewable energy sources such as fuel cells and solar power and of emission-free electric-drive vehicles.   

Other topics covered in the report include the contribution of the economical electricity supplied by the Power Authority in securing 400,000 private-sector jobs across New York State. NYPA’s efforts to strengthen the reliability of the power supply through new construction and technological improvements are also featured.

The Power Authority is the nation’s largest state-owned power organization and one of New York’s leading electricity suppliers.

To hold down costs, NYPA will distribute its annual report primarily via the Internet.