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Press Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA Energy Expo and Wildlife Festival Set for Sept. 27

September 25, 2008

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will combine free family fun with money-saving energy ideas for the upcoming winter season at this yearís Energy Expo and Wildlife Festival, being held at the admission-free visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Power Project on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Energy Expo, first held in 2006, continues to grow in size and significance as more than two dozen vendors offer information and services to help businesses and homeowners reduce energy consumption, lower energy costs and lessen carbon output.

Now in its 23rd year, the Wildlife Festival will again focus on the vital role wildlife plays in the environment. It will feature a variety of live animal exhibits, along with entertainment, arts and crafts, educational presentations and childrenís activities.

WHAT:            NYPA Energy Expo and Wildlife Festival

DATE:            Saturday, Sept. 27

TIME:            10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PLACE:          Visitors Center for the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Power Project, located 17 miles south of Middleburgh
                      on  Route 30, 50 miles southwest of Albany 

CONTACT:     Steve Ramsey, community relations manager, at the NYPA Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Power Project,
                     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 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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