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NYPA Sets Holiday Hours for Visitors Center

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov

December 15, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM Ė The admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authorityís (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the holiday season, except for Dec. 23 to 25 and Dec. 30 to Jan. 1. 

The visitors center, located in a restored 19th-century dairy barn, has been transformed into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights during the centerís fourth annual Festival of Trees, which continues through Jan. 2.  More than 20 evergreens are adorned to feature the holiday scent of the gingerbread man; patriotic red, white and blue colors; ideas for saving energy; and other themes. School groups and community organizations are welcome. 

The visitors center, which features numerous hands-on exhibits on such subjects as the Basics of Electricity, Uses of Electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project, is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.  It is about 50 miles southwest of Albany.

For more information, call 1-800-724-0309 or visit on the Web at www.nypa.gov.

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 nationís 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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