Site Selectors Demographics
(source 2010 census)
|Population of Essex County||39,367||Total Housing Units||25,603|
|Population of New York State||19,378,104||Owner-Occuiped||11,989|
|Persons Below Poverty||12.9%|
|Per Capita Income||$24,390|
|Median Houshold Income||$45,216||Land Area (Sq. Miles)||1,794|
|Persons Per Sq. Mile||21.9|
|Population Breakdown:||FIPS Code||031|
|5.4%||10-14 years||Town & County Tax Rates||(pdf)|
|5.4%||15-19 years||School District Tax Rates||(pdf)|
|6.2%||85 and over|
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG)
Our Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Rebate Program delivers energy efficiency options in two key way:
Prescriptive rebates for a broad range of specific, predetermined measures.
Custom rebates for projects that require site-specific assessment and cost analysis, and are not eligible for any prescriptive rebates.
National Grid offers two types of incentives for relocating or expanding businesses: Energy Infrastructure Programs and Energy Pricing Programs. Highlights of each are shown below. Contact National Grid for more information about these programs.
Energy Infrastructure Programs (Note that these programs are part of the New York State Public Service Commission approved National Grid’s New York Economic Development Plan):
The Capital Investment Incentive - Provides grants to fund electric and natural gas improvements on National Grid owned or required natural gas and electric infrastructure for certain businesses projects that involve major capital investment in plant and equipment.
Industrial Building Redevelopment - Provides grants of up to $250,000 to building owners undertaking efforts to retrofit the interior electric and gas infrastructure required to convert these buildings to multi-tenant industrial use.
Brownfield Redevelopment - Provides grants to fund utility related infrastructure improvements and other costs that are necessary to progress the redevelopment of a brownfield site or vacant building.
Three Phase Power Incentive - Provides grants of up to $50,000 to help fund the extension of 3-phase electric service to eligible National Grid customers.
Renewable Energy and Economic Development - This program will fund a limited number of projects in the National Grid service territory that demonstrate alternative generation technologies while producing significant economic development benefits for the region.
Energy Pricing Programs
Natural Gas Discounts - Offers discounts that range from 3 to 5 cents per therm, depending on service classification and consumption.
Electric Pricing Discounts (SC-12) - This electric pricing program has greatly enhanced National Grid’s ability to help existing and prospective customers capitalize on business opportunities. SC-12 is an umbrella program that covers the full range of competitive situations, including business attraction, business expansion and customer retention.
SC-12 Growth Programs - Business Attraction-This program offers discounts to prospective customers who are evaluating locations both inside and outside National Grid’s service territory. It is also open to new businesses considering a start-up of operations in the National Grid service territory. Business Expansion-Our business expansion program is available to current National Grid customers (25 kW or larger) who are evaluating an expansion of their existing usage-either through physical expansion (i.e., increase in kW) or increased utilization (i.e., higher kWh usage).
SC-12 Retention Programs - Revitalization-This program is designed to retain large manufacturing facilities in danger of closure due to financial distress. Relocation-Open primarily to our larger industrial customers, this program offers discounts to prevent the relocation of manufacturing facilities to areas outside the National Grid service territory.