Solvay's village hall
Welcome to the Village of Solvay Electric Department web page! Our village is
located in the Town of Geddes, right next door to Syracuse. Our municipally-owned electric
company, established in 1896, has grown from a small utility with a few-hundred watts of
capacity into the third largest public power system in New York State with 5,300
Solvay Industrial Park
Today we serve a bustling area covering all of Solvay and the Lakeland
neighborhood of Geddes, providing electricity to manufacturing facilities, factories and
more than 300 commercial establishments. One of our biggest customers, Solvay Paperboard,
a cardboard recycler located on the site of the former Allied Chemical plant, recently
completed a $127 million expansion of its facilities. Pass and Seymour, an electrical
equipment manufacturer, has its corporate headquarters in our service area as well. We
also meet some of the electricity needs of the New York State Fairgrounds. In addition,
the Village of Solvays 11,000 residents rely on our department for their power.
Being located next to one of New Yorks largest cities offers many benefits to our
customers, including a multi-faceted transportation network, a variety of economic
development programs and a range of cultural and recreational attractions. Our area is
also rich in history, particularly that associated with the Erie Canal, the legendary
"Gateway to the West," which opened in 1825. In fact, our electric department
built its second substation on land that was once part of the canal before the waterway
was diverted away from Solvay.
Solvay industrial site
Since 1957, weve been buying our electricity from the New York Power
Authority. Our ability to offer a low-cost, reliable supply of power to residents and
businesses has helped make our community an excellent place to do business. Perhaps you
should consider starting or expanding your firm here.
Village of Solvay Electric Department has to offer your company:
is located in Onondaga County, just west of Syracuse.
Village of Solvay has some parcels for sale within its village boundaries; land is also
available in Lakeland, a Syracuse suburb included in our service area, situated in the
Town of Geddes.
90 (the New York State Thruway) runs through our village, as does I-690. Our regions
transportation network includes Hancock International Airport, Amtrak and Conrail train
service, a new Finger Lakes Railroad system, plus the New York State Barge Canal.
County has several entities committed to business growth, including the Office of Economic
Development, the Industrial Development Agency, the Economic Growth Council, the Greater
Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolitan Development Association.
||Average rate per kWh:
Residential - 3.1 cents
Commercial - 2.7 cents
Small Industrial - 1.9 cents
Large Industrial - 1.7 cents
If you would like to learn more about the Village of Solvay Electric Department,
Veterans' Memorial Park
John Montone, Superintendent
507 Charles Ave.
Solvay, New York 13209