The businesses and other private and public entities served by the New York Power Authority are as diverse as New York’s geography and population. They include:
NYPA provides lower cost power to hundreds of businesses throughout the state under various statutorily authorized programs, in return for significant job and capital-investment commitments. Among the businesses are such manufacturing companies as Alcoa in Massena, Anchor Glass of Elmira and General Motors of Tonawanda, and non-manufacturing companies like GEICO of Amherst and Yahoo! of Lockport.
114 government entities in New York City and Westchester County benefit from economical NYPA electricity, which has saved them hundreds of millions of dollars a year on their electric bills. The customers include 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 district and other public entities.
47 municipal electric systems and four rural electric cooperatives around the state benefit from NYPA hydropower. They include community-owned electric systems in such municipalities as Massena, Fairport, Jamestown, Ilion, Lake Placid, and Freeport.
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.
Public agencies in seven neighboring states—Connecticut, Massachusetts New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont--receive hydropower allocations as required by federal law and licenses.
NYPA serves nine host community customers surrounding the Niagara Power Project: the City of Niagara Falls, Lewiston-Porter Central School District, Niagara County, Niagara Falls City School District, Niagara University, Niagara Wheatfield School District, Town of Lewiston, Town of Niagara, and the Tuscarora Nation.
Scores of non-profit health-care, educational and cultural institutions across the state, including museums, colleges and universities and hospitals, also receive NYPA allocations.