Producing & Distributing Local Hand Sanitizer
The North Country has long experience with weather-related emergencies. Hydropower operators such as Azure Mountain Power are used to being on the front lines, managing floods and helping to keep the power on. The threat to our communities posed by the coronavirus is new and strange, but we are still here to do what we can.
“First and foremost, we want to reassure everyone that there is no anticipated interruption in energy production or service as a result of COVID 19,” says Northern Power & Light founder and CEO, Emmett Smith. “But this is also an opportunity for us to show what a local power company can be and support our neighbors through a difficult time.”
Northern Power & Light is partnering with Mountain Spirit Distilling to produce hand sanitizer from locally-made high-purity ethanol. Formulated using a recipe developed by the World Health Organization and approved for production by the FDA, the product is being distributed for free to area medical and emergency services such as the Citizen Advocates Health Clinic and Bloomingdale Fire Department, as well as community support organizations like St Paul’s Food Pantry and Saranac Lake Meals on Wheels. Local food retailers and delivery services such as Nori’s Market, Origin Coffee, and Bitter & Bones have also received free sanitizer. Email your request for hand sanitizer here.