Northern Power & Light began when we converted our family facility into the region’s first community hydro project. The tremendous support we experienced illustrated for us a greater need for more authentic choices in the renewable energy space. Our platform is evolving to be that change. Check back here often to learn more about our growing list of partnering facilities.
Azure Mountain Power
Azure Mountain Power, or 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.
The Smith & Foley Families
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Pictured: Matt Foley & Everett Smith
A love for machinery, a connection to the land, and the belief that renewable energy is a valuable resource led Everett and Matt to build Azure Mountain Power in the early nineties. As Owner-Operators, they have worked to produce power and maintain the facility, including building a new log crib dam in 2014.
Azure Mountain Power produces electricity with two vertical shaft Leffel turbines and 2400-volt AC generators. This machinery was originally built in 1917 and installed at AMP in 1993.