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N. Y.  Power Authority to be Honored at 9th Annual Staten Island Economic Development Corp Awards Reception

Contact:
Joseph Leary
914-390-8187
joseph.leary@nypa.gov

October 2, 2006           

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

STATEN ISLAND—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be honored by the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) at its 9th annual awards reception on Tuesday, October 3rd from 6 to 9 pm at the Lake Club, 1150 Clove Road, Staten Island. This annual event recognizes individuals and organizations that have had a positive impact on the economic development of the borough.

Along with NYPA, honorees will include the Hon. Robert Walsh, commissioner, New York City Department of Small Business Services; Staten Island University Hospital and the Hylan Group.

“The Power Authority is very grateful to be included with this year’s outstanding honorees,” said Joseph Leary, director of public and government affairs for Southeast New York, NYPA. “Our energy efficiency projects in the city including state-of-the-art fuel cells, rooftop photovoltaic or solar energy systems on elementary and high schools plus lighting, heating and cooling upgrades in schools, colleges, hospitals and government buildings across New York City, help save city taxpayers more than $55 million in energy costs a year, and also reduce oil consumption by more than a million barrels and cut greenhouse gases by almost 470,000 tons annually.”

 “All of this year’s honorees have been great advocates of planned and focused economic development in Staten Island,” said Cesar J. Claro, executive director, SIEDC.  “In addition, we want to publicly acknowledge them for their tremendous support and dedication to the SIEDC and its programs. This recognition is just a small token of our appreciation for the outstanding work of Commissioner Walsh and the other organizations.”

For more information and reservations to the awards reception, contact Barbra Fischetti at the SIEDC (718) 477- 1400 ext. 16.

 

 About NYPA:

 ■    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 a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

 

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