ReCharge NY economic development power allocations announced for local manufacturers, businesses

Thomas F. O'Mara

April 26, 2012

State Senator Tom O'Mara (R-C, Big Flats), a member of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, said today that a number of leading businesses and manufacturers from throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions are among more than 500 organizations statewide being awarded low-cost economic development power allocations under the first round of the ReCharge New York (RNY) program.

RNY, a major statewide initiative for retaining and creating jobs and spurring capital investments, was approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year.  O'Mara co-sponsored and strongly supported the program's creation.

“These economic development power allocations are vital to maintaining jobs and promoting economic growth and stability in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and throughout upstate.  Many local businesses and manufacturers depend on this low-cost energy to preserve jobs and stay competitive.  With nothing but higher energy costs on the horizon, ReCharge New York gives employers the long-term economic stability they need and helps strengthen the state’s business climate,” said O’Mara, noting that the Southern Tier was the second-highest allocation region outside of New York City.

See the Governor's announcement for more details, including a statewide list of first round recipients.

Below is a list (alphabetically by company) of allocations throughout the 53rd Senate District:
Anchor Glass Container Corporation, Elmira Heights, Chemung County, 6,630 kW

Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, Chemung County, 910 kW

BinOptics Corporation, Ithaca, Tompkins County, 140 kW

Borg Warner Morse TEC Corporation, Ithaca, Tompkins County, 3,500 kW

Corning, Inc. (3 separate allocations), Corning/Painted Post, Steuben County, 18,412 kW (total)

Dresser-Rand, Painted Post, Steuben County, 1,376 kW

Eaton Corporation, Horseheads, Chemung County, 1,216 kW

Hardinge Inc., Elmira, Chemung County, 996 kW

Philips Electronics North America Corp., Bath, Steuben County, 1,716 kW

Schweizer Aircraft Corp., Horseheads, Chemung County, 600 kW

The Gunlocke Company, Wayland, Steuben County, 1,606 kW

Therm, Incorporated, Ithaca, Tompkins County, 336 kW

World Kitchen, LLC, Corning, Steuben County, 6,000 kW