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
- Liberty New York Gas
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.
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.
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.
Reliable Natural Gas
Liberty New York Gas is committed to providing safe and reliable natural gas to communities throughout the North Country. Currently serving more than 14,800 residential, 1,770 commercial, 21 industrial customers, and two cogeneration facilities, Liberty is proud to partner with new and existing businesses to support their energy needs. The locally operated company covers approximately 1,660 square miles in the North Country and operates more than 680 miles of mains and services. The utility turned natural gas on in Franklin County in 2015. Effective Jan. 31, 2023, the Contribution in Aid of Construction surcharge that helped fund this expansion will expire, resulting in savings for customers in Franklin County.
With its main office located at 33 Stearns Street in Massena and a satellite office in Ogdensburg, Liberty employs a diverse workforce with a wide range of skills, experience, and readiness to assist with everything from starting service to rebates and energy savings.
For more information about Liberty, click here.