|The Otsego Electric
Cooperative is located in Central New York State.
Welcome to the Otsego Electric Cooperative web page! Our fast-growing system
includes the Central New York counties of Chenango, Herkimer, Madison and Otsego. Our
cooperative was established in 1941 by a group of rural residents who wanted electricity
for their homes and farms. In the summer of 1944, we had 53.5 miles of power lines in
operation, serving 85 customers. As of 2004, we have almost 750 miles of line energized and
about 4,200 customers. Our system is growing at a rate of nearly two percent per year.
Although 97 percent of our customers at present are residential, we welcome new
business and industry into our service territory. Tourism and recreational activities
represent a major portion of our economy, and for good reason. Cooperstown, with its
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum plus many other attractions, is in the vicinity
of our service area. So is the City of Oneonta, which boasts two colleges and the
fledgling National Soccer Hall of Fame. The Susquehanna River runs through part of our
territory. Nearby is the 1,600-acre Gilbert Lake State Park, with more than 12 miles of
trails around its scenic 38-acre lake.
Among the businesses that already belong to our cooperative are two saw mills, a tool
and die manufacturer and a few furniture manufacturers. We also count among our customers
the Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton School District in Otsego County and the
Unadilla Valley School District in Chenango County. New development around the
Cooperstown area will increase the demand for additional businesses and services, many of
which we hope to develop a working relationship with.
Our cooperative, which became a New York Power Authority customer in 1958, benefits from
some of the lowest cost electricity in New York State. We would be happy to discuss way
that we could help you establish your business within our service area.
Otsego Electric Cooperative has to offer your company:
four-county area is in the heart of Central New York. Major cities nearby are: Binghamton
to the south, Syracuse to the west, Utica to the north and Albany to the east. The small
City of Oneonta is near the center of our service area, although our cooperative does not
operate within city limits.
tracts of farmland are now available for development throughout the four-county area.
is quite active in our region, especially around the Cooperstown area. In fact, Otsego
County is in the process of building a new assisted living center outside the town line.
88 runs along our territorys southern boundary; U.S. Route 20 is close to our
northern boundary. The D&H Railroad also runs in the vicinity of our service area.
customers pay a customer charge of $11.00, plus a kilowatt-hour
(kwh) rate of $.0873. Small commercial customers pay $12.00; plus a
kilowatt-hour (kwh) rate of $.0859.
Commercial 3-Phase rate is $.0753/kwh for energy and $6.50/kw for demand.
Our Commercial 1-Phase rate is $.0646/kwh for energy and
$6.50/kw for demand.
If you would like to learn more about the Otsego Electric Cooperative, contact:
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 128
Hartwick, New York 13348-0128
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