Who Are the Customers for NYPA's Generation, Transmission, and Services?NYPA sells electricity to a wide variety of public, non-profit and business customers, all of whom have something in common: they provide jobs, education, health care, and important services to the citizens of New York. NYPA has more than 1,000 customers altogether: local and state government entities, municipal and rural cooperative electric systems, and industry, large and small businesses and non-profit organizations of all stripes.
More than 100 public entities in New York City and Westchester County benefit from NYPA electricity, saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year on electric bills. Customers include the New York City government, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York City Housing Authority, Westchester County government and most Westchester municipalities, school districts and other public entities. Other public customers include Brookhaven National Laboratory, the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. As required by federal law and licenses, public agencies in seven neighboring states—Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont—receive hydropower allocations.
Forty-seven municipal electric systems and four rural electric cooperatives in communities around the state benefit from NYPA hydropower. They include municipalities such as Massena, Fairport, Jamestown, Ilion, Lake Placid, and Freeport and cooperatives such as Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Many communities in the regions surrounding NYPA’s major generation facilities have long-term power purchase agreements for clean hydropower at favorable rates. This allows the communities to operate municipal electricity utilities to provide power to residents, generally at considerable savings over other options.
By state mandate, NYPA provides specially priced power to more than 800 businesses throughout the state in return for significant job and capital investment commitments. The businesses are selected in a competitive process through the ReCharge NY program.
NYPA provides power to scores of nonprofit healthcare, educational and cultural institutions across the state, including museums, colleges and universities and hospitals.
NYPA sells a portion of its power on the open market, where it’s purchased by utilities. It also sells the use of the NYPA transmission grid for moving power from generating facilities to power distribution centers.