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ADVISORY: Leaders of MTA, N.Y. Power Authority, and NYSERDA To Debut New Lights Used for Subway Track Work

Contact:
Paul DeMichele, NYPA
(914) 390-8186
paul.demichele@nypa.gov

April 20, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This Sunday, the leaders of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York Power Authority (NYPA), and New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will mark Earth Day by flooding a subway tunnel with light from banks of new energy-saving LED lights. The lights are portable and are used to light subway track work zones.

WHO:      
Joseph J. Lhota, MTA Chairman
Gil C. Quiniones, President and CEO, New York Power Authority (NYPA)
Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)

WHAT:    
Agency officials will flip a switch to flood the inside of a subway tunnel with light from new high efficiency LED lights. The lights replace incandescent bulbs that light subway track work zones. The officials will also discuss other energy-saving joint initiatives, and will issue a report on how the MTA contributes to keeping the New York region the nation’s most sustainable.

WHEN:    
Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2012 – 12 noon

WHERE:  
42nd Street Shuttle (S) Track 1 Platform at Grand Central; closest intersection is 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue; enter subway through Grand Central Terminal or through 60 East 42nd Street.

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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 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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