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Powering Up New Business Opportunities


Powering Up New Business Opportunities

Franklin County offers low utility costs with high efficiency. We know that electric, water and heat are essential factors in helping your business thrive, and we have the reliable utility services that you can count on. In towns across Franklin County, the average commercial electricity rate is approximately 60% less  than the New York average and 40% less than the national average. Here, you can save big on the things that matter – and feel good about it too, with green initiatives that help the environment as well as your business.

  • NYPA Preservation Power
  • National Grid
  • New York State Electric & Gas
NYPA Preservation Power

Electricity at a Low Cost

NYPA is the nation’s largest state public power organization, is the only statewide electricity supplier, and provides the lowest-cost electricity in New York State. Working with state and local economic development officials, NYPA targets its allocations of low-cost hydropower to help attract and retain major employers. Other, specialized incentives help businesses control costs and remain viable in this tough economy.

Established in State law in 2005, Preservation Power is a block of 490 MW of firm and interruptible power from the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project. This competitively-priced hydro power is available to eligible Franklin County businesses through the New York Power Authority. For more information on the NYPA Preservation Power Program, click here.

National Grid

An Important Business Partner

With an electricity-service area that covers most of Franklin County, National Grid is an important partner for any business venture. Assistance and resources from National Grid’s Economic Development Team are available for all phases of your business’s development – from strategic research and business planning for new and emerging businesses, to productivity and efficiency programs for existing businesses. For information on National Grid grant programs, click here.

New York State Electric & Gas

Nyseg Programs and Incentives

Energy in Northeastern Franklin County is supplied by NYSEG. New and existing business customers are encouraged to check what rate discounts and funding assistance is available to assist their business goals. Learn more about residential and commercial NYSEG Smart Energy programs by clicking here.

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