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Councilman Avella Announces NYPA Donation of Computers to Queens School

Contact:
Ed Birdie
914-390-8180
ed.birdie@nypa.gov

November 1, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BAYSIDE—Councilman Tony Avella announced Thursday that the Lutheran School of Flushing and Bayside will receive nine refurbished computers to support the school’s educational programs. The computers were made available through a state program administered by the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

“Computers are such an important resource in today’s technology-driven learning environment,” Councilman Avella said. “The donation of these computers will help young students prepare for tomorrow’s educational challenges today.” 

“We are always pleased to help schools around the state in any way we can,” said Roger B. Kelley, NYPA president and chief executive officer. “The computer program is in line with this objective and complements efforts such as our ‘Power to Schools’ energy efficiency program, which helps schools cut energy costs and improve air quality.”

The computers were supplied under a state law that created the program authorizing NYPA to provide refurbished computers to educational institutions across New York State.

The reconditioning of surplus computers includes thorough cleaning of the equipment and replacement of broken or missing parts, as well as installation of a new operating system and at least 128 megabytes of memory.

Since 2002, NYPA has reconditioned more than 500 computers for distribution to educational facilities throughout New York State.

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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