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Spencerport Municipal Electric Celebrates 100 years of Service

How It All Started

1902 – Village of Spencerport established acetylene gas plant to pipe gas to street lamps and businesses. Location of plant unknown.
1907 – Granted permission to Niagara Falls Electrical Transmission Co. to install 60,000 transmission line through the Village which led to the building and operation of the Buffalo, Lockport and Rochester railroad (trolley) through the village along west avenue

The Vision to Start it All!!!!!

1917 – Original Village of Spencerport Board Members - President Elwood D. Hawkins, Trustee Henry E. Rogers, Trustee John B. McCabe, Clerk H.W. Sperry

The Electric street lighting system was established in 1915

PSC approved the electric system for municipal purposes only. This included 14 concrete post lights on main street and 75 overhead fixtures. 2 – 75KVA single phase transformers and other equipment purchased for new electricity plant.
Lights were lit with Edison-made Mazda style incandescent lamps
1916 – some homes and businesses wired for electricity.
1917 – March 1st Public Service Commission grants approval to build and operate a municipal electric plant and sell electricity to customers. Power was purchased from Niagara Hudson Power co.

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Spencerport is First Finger Lakes Clean Energy Community

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that Spencerport is the first community in the Finger Lakes Region to be designated a Clean Energy Community, recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy in its communities. Read more...

Spencerport Municipal Electric customers continue to receive low cost power

Dear Owen McIntee: Consistent with the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) ongoing efforts to assist our Municipal and Rural Electric Cooperative customers in understanding preference power benefits, we are pleased to provide the Village of Spencerport with an estimated annual cost comparison. The estimated annual cost comparison exercise measures the cost of hydropower provided by NYPA compared to a simulated cost of market power.  Read more...

Governor Cuomo’s Clean Energy Standard Surcharge Mandate

March 2017 - Spencerport Municipal Electric Customer: RE: Clean Energy Standard (CES) Surcharge

Beginning with this month's bill you will see an additional line item on your bill called the CES (Clean Energy Standard) Surcharge. The reason for this additional charge stems from the New York State Public Service Commission adoption of Governor Cuomo's State Energy Plan (SEP) Adopting the Clean Energy Standard (CES) on August 1, 2016. This order places obligations on all Load Servicing Entities (LSE's) which include Spencerport Municipal Electric. Continue reading... and... For More Information

Windstorm 2017! Local Municipal Electric Departments Provide Mutual Aid to RG&E

In the days following the March 8, 2017 windstorm with gusts up to 81 MPH Municipal Electric Companies from the Villages of Bath, Bergen, Castile, Churchville, Endicott, Fairport, Frankfort, Greene, Groton, Hamilton, Mohawk, Penn Yan, Solvay, Spencerport, and Watkins Glen were ready to offer Mutual Aid assistance to RG&E’s storm restoration process. Continue reading...

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Reject the Governor’s Proposed Consolidation Mandate

A Message from the Mayor

I would like to take this opportunity to explain to the residents of the Village of Spencerport Governor Cuomo’s 2017 Initiative to reduce property taxes. He plans to do this by empowering voters who could approve a referendum to approve locally designed consolidation plans by Monroe County that eliminate duplicate services in an effort to lower the costs of local governments. The Governor further announced that if the Legislature passes the 2017 State Budget without the “Consolidation Plan”, the Governor will hold up $715 million in AIM (aid and incentives to municipalities) funding to cities, towns and villages starting April 1, 2017.

What the Governor is actually requesting is a consolidation plan developed by Monroe County that could ultimately result in the dissolution of the Village of Spencerport, other Villages and Fire and Special Use Districts to be on the ballot for the November 2017 General Election. Continue reading
See also: Village of Spencerport Efficiency Data .

2017 Monroe County Shared Services Plan - Approved


2017 Town of Ogden Bicentennial and Village of Spencerport Sesquicentennial Celebration

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"With Reverence for our Past & an Eye to the Future"

The Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Spencerport at the beginning of a new decade in our history, have chosen a proactive approach to preserve the history and culture designed for us by our forefathers as well as to embrace the progress that has been made since our Village was founded by Daniel Spencer in 1804 as a rural farm and later divided into village lots when the Erie Canal was built... Read More


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The Spencerport Board of Trustees encourages the development of new business in our Village, making it a destination point to provide for the needs of residents and tourists alike. In the past two years we have welcomed 6 new businesses and the reclamation of our Plaza.
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