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Solvay village hall photo

Solvay's village hall

Welcome to the Village of Solvay Electric Department web page! Our village is located in the Town of Geddes, right next door to Syracuse. Our municipally-owned electric company, established in 1896, has grown from a small utility with a few-hundred watts of capacity into the third largest public power system in New York State with 5,300 customers.

Solvay Industrial Park photo

Solvay Industrial Park

Today we serve a bustling area covering all of Solvay and the Lakeland neighborhood of Geddes, providing electricity to manufacturing facilities, factories and more than 300 commercial establishments. One of our biggest customers, Solvay Paperboard, a cardboard recycler located on the site of the former Allied Chemical plant, recently completed a $127 million expansion of its facilities. Pass and Seymour, an electrical equipment manufacturer, has its corporate headquarters in our service area as well. We also meet some of the electricity needs of the New York State Fairgrounds. In addition, the Village of Solvay’s 11,000 residents rely on our department for their power.

Being located next to one of New York’s largest cities offers many benefits to our customers, including a multi-faceted transportation network, a variety of economic development programs and a range of cultural and recreational attractions. Our area is also rich in history, particularly that associated with the Erie Canal, the legendary "Gateway to the West," which opened in 1825. In fact, our electric department built its second substation on land that was once part of the canal before the waterway was diverted away from Solvay.

Solvay industrial site photo

Solvay industrial site

Since 1957, we’ve been buying our electricity from the New York Power Authority. Our ability to offer a low-cost, reliable supply of power to residents and businesses has helped make our community an excellent place to do business. Perhaps you should consider starting or expanding your firm here.

What the Village of Solvay Electric Department has to offer your company:

Location

Solvay is located in Onondaga County, just west of Syracuse.

Real Estate

The Village of Solvay has some parcels for sale within its village boundaries; land is also available in Lakeland, a Syracuse suburb included in our service area, situated in the Town of Geddes.

Transportation

Interstate 90 (the New York State Thruway) runs through our village, as does I-690. Our region’s transportation network includes Hancock International Airport, Amtrak and Conrail train service, a new Finger Lakes Railroad system, plus the New York State Barge Canal.

Economic Development Opportunities

Onondaga County has several entities committed to business growth, including the Office of Economic Development, the Industrial Development Agency, the Economic Growth Council, the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolitan Development Association.

Competitive Electric Rates

Average rate per kWh:

Residential - 3.1 cents


Commercial - 2.7 cents
Small Industrial - 1.9 cents
Large Industrial - 1.7 cents

If you would like to learn more about the Village of Solvay Electric Department, contact:

Solvay's Veterans' Memorial Park photo

Veterans' Memorial Park

Joseph Hawksby, Superintendent
David Au, Assistant Superintendent
507 Charles Ave.
Solvay, New York 13209

(315) 468-6229

(315) 487-1499(fax)

jhawksby@solvayny.org

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