For Immediate Release
August 30, 2006 11:30AM
Coming to a Street Fair Near You LIPAâ€™s Conservation Booth
Brings Smart Energy Solutions To Long Island Communities
Uniondale, NYâ€”August 30, 2006â€”Long Islandâ€™s autumn season is just around the corner and many Island communities will celebrate the change of season with street fairs and festivals. Representatives from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) will be on hand at many of these events to remind Long Islanders that when used efficiently electricity saves energy, saves money and protects the environment.
As part of LIPAâ€™s ongoing public outreach, LIPA â€˜s electric conservation and information booth will be available this fall at a number of upcoming community events.Â LIPA representatives will answer questions and distribute literature on ways to reduce electric use and lower electric bills.Â As customers begin work on home improvement projects, LIPA is ready to work with them and help make Long Island homes as energy efficient as possible.
â€œLIPA continues to work tirelessly to insure that Long Island will have the electricity it needs for the years ahead,â€ said LIPA Chairman Richard M. Kessel.Â â€œHowever, LIPA cannot accomplish this effort alone.Â The efficient use of electricity by Long Islanders will play a major role in the solution.Â LIPA welcomes the opportunity to take part in local community events and to inform consumers about the numerous energy solutions that LIPA offers that can help them save energy and money.â€
The LIPA information Booth will be at the following locations and times:
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â September 9-10,Â Merrick Chamber of Commerce, Merrick Festival 2006
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â September 16-17,Â 2006 Fall Harvest & Seaford Festival
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â September 16th,Â 12thÂ Annual Covert Avenue Street Fair
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â September 16-17,Â Annual Bellmore Family street Festival
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â September 16th, New York State Senator Kemp Hannonâ€™s Family Health and Safety Fair
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â September 17th, 5th Annual Long Island Festival & Walk for Mental Health
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â September 23rd, 16th Annual Greenport Maritime Festival
For a complete listing of upcoming LIPA events and more information on electric conservation and safety visit LIPAâ€™s Web site at, www.lipower.org.
LIPA, a non-profit municipal electric system, owns the retail electric Transmission and Distribution System (T&D) on Long Island and provides electric service to over 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens.Â In terms of customers served, LIPA is the 3rd largest municipal electric utility in the nation and the 6th largest in terms of electricity delivered. LIPA does not provide natural gas service or own any on-island electric generating assets.
LIPA Contact Information:
Media Relations: (516) 719-9892
Media Pager: (516) 525-LIPA
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