One energy tax eliminated, others still heavy hitting

While residential electrical rates are problematic for New York citizens, high rates also hamper business growth and costs New York jobs. Over the years, New York has had several programs to help provide relief to businesses from our high energy costs. One such programs is ReCharge NY which is the successor to the very popular Power for Jobs program. ReCharge NY provides qualifying businesses with low-cost power allocations. To see if your business is eligible, a New York Consolidated Funding Application must be submitted to the New York Power Authority. For more information visit www.nypa.gov/ReChargeNY or call 1-888-jobsNYS.

While the ReCharge NY is designed to primarily help manufacturers, agricultural rate payers are also eligible to take part in this program. The New York Power Authority is currently accepting applications and encourages those in agriculture to apply before September 1st. Discounts are calculated each month and are based on the amount people participating. For more information on this program, visit www.ngrid.com/resagriculturaldiscount or call 1-800-642-4272.

If you have any questions or comments or if you would like to be added to my mailing list or receive my newsletter, please contact my office by mail at 200 N. Second St., Fulton, New York 13069, by email at barclaw@assembly.state.ny.us or by calling 598-5185.

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