NYPA’s hydropower programs are available to eligible businesses across the entire state – bringing you low-cost, clean energy and price stability through fixed-rate long-term contracts.
NYPA works with businesses and not-for-profits that commit to New York’s vision of driving economic growth through jobs and capital investment. We support you as you expand operations, retain or create jobs, and continue to invest in your business or organization.
Low-cost hydropower is available through three programs:
NYPA’s hydropower programs provide clean, sustainable power that reduces carbon emissions and supports the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) - empowering every New Yorker to fight climate change at home, at work, and in their community.
To learn more about NYPA’s low-cost hydropower programs, complete this contact form.
Confer Plastics makes specialty-molded products – including kayaks, hot tubs and swimming pool items – at its facility in Niagara County. In 2017, the company looked to NYPA for low-cost energy to support over 150 jobs - along with the successful expansion of their operations.
Confer received a low-cost power allocation of over 400 kW from NYPA’s ReCharge NY program. This energy came with a stable, predictable pricing structure, and allowed Confer to reinvest in its manufacturing facilities - supporting the local economy in Western NY.
The Result: The company was able to reinvest their energy savings into a $3 million expansion of production at their Niagara job site – retaining and adding dozens of new jobs.
NYPA’s low-cost hydropower programs were built with economic development as a goal.
Thus, NYPA’s clean power is awarded on a competitive basis to eligible businesses and not-for-profit organizations in New York State that have committed to job retention or creation, and to capital investment in New York State.
Eligible businesses and not-for-profits include: industrial, manufacturing, agriculture, higher education, hospitals, research & development, and warehousing & distribution. Organizations opening new or expanded facilities are encouraged to apply.
Local governments, state agencies and residential customers are not eligible.
If you have a question about eligibility, please contact us.
NYPA provides low-cost hydropower to customers that commit to job retention or capital investment. Customers benefit from fixed rates that provide price predictability throughout the year. Some may receive additional savings on the delivery of power through exemptions from various local utility surcharges. Each customer’s savings will vary depending on their power usage, and the operational characteristics of their facility.
Companies that are awarded hydropower allocations will become NYPA customers. As a NYPA customer, your company will be eligible to access NYPA’s other programs and services - including energy advisory and energy efficiency project implementation services. Your company can also purchase additional competitively-priced clean power through NYPA’s Blended Power program.
We recommend that you contact us to learn more about our low-cost hydropower programs.
The right clean power program for you will depend upon eligibility and factors such as the geographic location of your business, whether or not an expansion is currently contemplated (including size and scope), and whether or not your company plans to add electric load.
As noted, our low-cost power allocations are done on a competitive basis to support economic development. Allocation decisions are based on factors including job retention and creation, and capital investment commitments.
NYPA typically offers its low-cost hydropower programs at a fixed rate for 12-months with annual adjustments.
NYPA’s hydropower programs are designed to stimulate jobs and investment in New York State. Our hydropower programs were created through legislation, and provide eligible businesses with low-cost energy and long-term stability for budgeting.
NYPA is a State authority, and you can trust that our programs are straightforward with no hidden fees, penalties, or escalation clauses. Our goal is to provide you with cost-effective solutions and the best information to meet your energy needs and help your business succeed.
NYPA has over 60 years of expertise in clean energy solutions, and customers who take power from NYPA are also eligible for NYPA’s broader advisory and energy efficiency services.
NYPA’s low-cost hydropower programs are for economic development, and are allocated based on job retention, creation, and capital commitments. Your Key Account Manager will work with you to review compliance requirements annually, and evaluate your organization’s circumstances. Non-compliance may result in a reduction of your power allocation or an adjustment to your commitments.
We recommend that you first contact us to understand the application requirements for each of these low-cost hydropower programs. We can evaluate your circumstances to help you understand the best program for you, and we can guide you through the application process. You can also email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-888-562-7697.
There is a separate application process for Preservation Power, Western New York Hydropower, and ReCharge NY:
For your ReCharge NY application, it will help to have the following information available: