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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA And NFTA To Unveil Solar Array

October 11, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel and Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Chairman Henry M. Sloma will host an event celebrating the electrification of a solar project that will provide clean, renewable energy to support the operations at the NFTA’s bus garage on Military Road and advance the transit agency’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and protect the environment.

Kessel and Sloma will be joined by various public officials and environmental leaders in making the announcement at the garage. Event attendees will be provided an opportunity to photograph the solar array on the roof of the garage following the event.

What:
NFTA Bus Garage Solar Photovoltaic Project
Date:
Tuesday, October 12
Time:
11:30 a.m.
Place:

Frontier Garage
1000 Military Road
Tonawanda

Contact:

Christine Pritchard
518-433-6700
Christine.Pritchard@nypa.gov

Doug Hartmayer
(716) 855-7420
Doug_Hartmayer@nfta.com

 

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ About 75 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■ For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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