|Logging has taken place around Tupper Lake since the mid-1800s.
Welcome to the web page for the Village of Tupper Lake Municipal Electric
Department! Our village, located in Franklin County, is known as the "Crossroads of
the Adirondacks," and we certainly have all of the natural beauty and recreational
opportunities found throughout the Adirondack Park. However, we also have a healthy
economy thanks to our low electric rates and a core of successful businesses.
Logging has been an important part of Tupper Lake since the 1840s, and today we have
one lumber mill that operates 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a-week: Tupper Lake Hardwood Inc.
Directly next door, the new 40-acre Wood Products Industrial Park is now meeting with
prospective tenants. Another around-the-clock industry in our village is OWD/Lady Diane, a
plasticware factory. Our electric department also serves Sunmount, a state facility for
the developmentally disabled.
|The OWD/Lady Diane plasticware factory operates around the clock.
In 1903, Tupper Lake became one of the first Adirondack communities to have its
own electric company. A generator plant was built on Lake Street, with its fuel supplied
by the Brooklyn Cooperage Company until 1917. For a time, the Oval Wood Dish Corporation
provided our village with electricity; later Paul Smiths Light and Power Company supplied
our power needs. Today, our municipality purchases its electricity from the New York Power
Authority. Our service area presently has 3,300 customers, covering the Village of Tupper
Lake as well as part of the neighboring Town of Altamont.
With an established business economy and a developing tourist industry, Tupper Lake has
much to offer companies looking to start or expand in this region. We are located 1½
hours northeast of Watertown and 1½ hours southwest of Plattsburgh. Albany is about three
hours to our south. Our electric rates are among the lowest in the state and our local
officials are eager to consider new businesses in our community.
Village of Tupper Lake Municipal Electric Department has to offer your company:
of the primary roadways through the Adirondack Park, Route 3 and Route 30, cross in Tupper
Lake. Our village is located amidst some of the most scenic lakes and mountains in the
region. Our business district caters to local residents and tourists who visit us
Wood Products Industrial Park in Altamont is part of our electric departments
service area. Parcels of various sizes throughout the parks 40 acres are available
for development. Tupper Lake is also served by the
Adirondack Economic Development
Corporation, which offers various incentive packages and programs to businesses.
our new industrial park, construction is under way on an expansion at Sunmount, the state
facility for the developmentally disabled, and on a new physical therapy building that is
affiliated with the Tupper Lake Health Center.
Non-winter 2.64 cents per kilowatt-hour
Winter (1st 1,500 kwh) 2.64 cents per kwh
Winter (over 1,500 kwh) 4.42 cents per kwh
Small commercial rates:
Non-winter 2.57 cents per kwh
Winter 3.67 cents per kwh
Large commercial rates:
SC3A (30-500 kilowatts) 1.44 cents per kwh
SC3B (over 500 kilowatts) 1.33 cents per kwh
If you would like to learn more about the Tupper Lake Municipal Electric Department,
John Bouck, Superintendent
55 Park Street
Tupper Lake, New York 12986