Senator Nozzolio Announces Low-Cost Power Allocations in Finger Lakes Region Through Recharge New York Program
Low Cost Power Will Help Create and Retain Hundreds of Jobs Across the Region
State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that nearly 50 private sector employers and not-for-profit organizations across the Greater Finger Lakes Region will receive lower cost power allocations under the ReCharge New York (RNY) program. ReCharge New York is a major statewide initiative that Senator Nozzolio worked with Governor Cuomo to establish that will retain and create jobs by making low-cost power available to New York State employers and manufacturers.
“Reducing energy costs for small businesses and manufacturers so they can hire more people here in our communities is a critical component of our efforts to restore Upstate New York’s economy,” said Senator Nozzolio. “I commend Governor Cuomo for his leadership in developing the ReCharge New York initiative and I was pleased to work with him to secure these critical investments in our region’s job creators.”
ReCharge New York is a major achievement in New York State's efforts to partner with the private sector across the State in the harnessing of lower-cost power for economic development. Employers in our region that will benefit from this low-cost power include:
- Finger Lakes Health at Geneva General Hospital
- Auburn Memorial Hospital
- Garlock Sealing Technologies
- Nucor Steel
- Guardian Industries
- Infotonics Technology Center
- Constellation Brands
- Silgan Manufacturing
- IEC Electronics
- Seneca Foods Corporation
- New Energy Works of Rochester
- Empire Merchants North
- Wayne County Eggs
- Pactiv Corporation
- Owens-Brockway Glass Container
- Currier Plastics
- D&W Diesel, Inc.
The ReCharge New York program offers up to seven-year contracts for lower-cost power, replacing previous programs that were limited to providing only short-term allocations. Additional power allotments under Recharge New York are expected in the months ahead.
For a complete list of Recharge New York projects statewide, visit: http://www.nypa.gov/RechargeNY/default.htm.
"Recharge NY will permanently enhance New York's ability to provide reliable, affordable power to consumers and support the growth of new jobs and businesses throughout the State,” said Senator Nozzolio.