Local Producers

Northern Power & Light began when we converted our family facility into the region’s first community hydro project. The groundswell of support we experienced underscored a broader need for authentic choices in the renewable energy space. Check back here often to learn more about our growing list of partnering facilities.

Sissonville Hydro

The Sissonville hydro facility is located on the Racquette River in the village of Potsdam. Originally developed to grind pulp for the Racquette River Paper Company in the 1890s, the site has produced electricity since 1986. A single 3.1 MW generator produces enough power for approximately 1000 homes annually. The power plant is owned by Glens Falls-based Boralex Hydro Operations, Inc.

hydro Technology: Hydroelectric
calendar Year Built: 1986
utility Utility National Grid
Capacity Capacity: 3.1MW
homes Homes Powered: 1100
C02 Carbon Offset: 10,463 Metric Tons
Azure Mountain Power

Azure Mountain Power, more affectionately known as "AMP", is our family facility and the region’s first community hydro project. This site on the St Regis River was first dammed in the 1880s by the Brooklyn Cooperage, which made sugar barrels from local timber. Azure Mountain Power operates as a “run of river” site, maintaining river flow around the dam to protect stream ecology, including a downstream trout fishery.

hydro Technology: Hydroelectric
calendar Year Built: 1993
utility Utility National Grid
Capacity Capacity: 750kW
homes Homes Powered: 300
C02 Carbon Offset: 1,767 Metric Tons