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Hybrid Cars to be Featured at Blenheim-Gilboa Event

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

June 11, 2007                                                                     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—The admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will play host to a clean transportation technology demonstration, featuring hybrid-electric vehicles, on Tuesday, June 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The demonstration and information session will be conducted by John Markowitz, an electric transportation engineer at the Power Authority. NYPA hybrid vehicles will be on display. 

NYPA’s clean transportation program helps to improve air quality and lessen dependence on foreign oil. The Authority has helped to put about 850 electric and hybrid-electric vehicles in service in its fleet and those of others. These vehicles have traveled more than 6.5 million miles, eliminating the use of 21,000 barrels of oil. 

The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge. 

For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.

  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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