Thiele: East End to Benefit from Second Round of Low-Cost Power Allocations to Long Island Under ReCharge New York
Low cost power program will help to create and retain thousands of jobs across New York
June 28, 2012
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that Sag Harbor Industries, Inc. located in Sag Harbor was awarded 50 kW of reduced, low-cost power from the New York Power Authority in the second round of allocations under the ReCharge New York program. This week, New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees approved allocations that total almost 7 MW of power to 24 enterprises here on Long Island. Statewide, 161 businesses and not-for-profit organizations have been awarded more than 80 megawatts (MW) of low cost power, retaining roughly 25,000 jobs. "I applaud Governor Cuomo’s continued commitment to economic revitalization and job creation. The ReCharge NY Program offers some much needed relief to Long Island companies who are paying some of the highest utility rates in the country. By offsetting energy costs, our local companies will be better able to grow their companies and our local economy.” A complete list of the second round of power allocations is available at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/round2allocations.pdf. For a list of allocations made under the Recharge New York program from the first two rounds of power allotments, please visit http://www.nypa.gov/RechargeNY/default.htm.