Sherrill Power and Light

161 Elmwood Place
Sherrill, NY 13461
Phone: (315) 363-6479 or (315) 363-0780
Fax: (315) 363-0031



Sherrill Power and Light Electric Rates

NYS “ZEC” & “REC” Charges

Sherrill Power and Light utility customers will incur additional charges on their electric bills starting in May. Both charges are from the NYSPSC (New York State Public Service Commission) to all electric utility entities in NYS. There will not be a “ZEC” or “REC” line item on your bill. The increase will be included in the PPA (Purchased Power Adjustment) portion of your bill.

The first charge or ZEC (Zero Emission Credit) is to help subsidize the upstate nuclear power plants. The City of Sherrill is a full requirement customer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) which means we purchase all our energy from them and they have jurisdictional authority over us. NYPA will charge Sherrill a monthly load share percentage (LSP) of the upstate nuclear power plants output which will be reflected in the PPA. The cost per KWh will be adjusted every two years and the load share percentage will be adjusted at the end of each compliance period by NYPA. The ZEC charge will be calculated as follows for 2017:

LSP for ZEC: 17.8406%

ZEC cost per KWh: $.0175394

Formula: (LSP for ZEC) x (ZEC cost per KWh) x (# of KWh used)

Sample based on using 1000KWh: .178406 x .017534 x 1000 = $3.13

The second charge or REC (Renewable Energy Credit) is a charge to fund renewable energy generation projects such as solar arrays or wind turbines. The REC charge will be calculated as follows for 2017:

LSP for REC: .035%

REC cost per KWh: $.02328

Formula (LSP for REC) x (REC cost per KWh) x (# of KWh used)

Sample based on using 1000KWh: .00035 x .02328 x 1000= $.01

These new charges stem from the NYS initiative called Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) which was initiated in April 2014 by the NYSPSC to enhance the aging NYS power grid. The NYS goal of 50% renewable energy generation by 2030 is being supported by the Clean Energy Standard (CES) order adopted last year by the PSC. The CES will also help support the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from 1990 levels. In short the RECs and ZECs we will be purchasing are our portion of the cost to achieve our Governor’s goals.

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If you have any questions please contact Rob Mumford, (315) 363-6479 or

Please download the Sherrill Power and Light Electric Rates here- Sherrill Power and Light Electric Rates.


Sherrill Power and Light Reminders and News

-Please look out for and report potential tree hazards, rotten leaders, broken limbs etc.

-Please also report any street lights that are out.

-Residents with homes that still have load management equipment connected to their electrical system who wish to have it removed may contact the Power and Light Department. If residents are unsure the Power and Light Department can visit and check.


Sherrill Power and Light Project Photos

Click here to view some pictures of projects the department has worked on.



About The Power and Light Department

The Sherrill Power & Light is led by Robert Mumford, the superintendent who manages the city-owned electrical distribution department with line-crew members Scott Niles, Mike Ross. and Trevor Onyan.

Power & Light Utility Board – Meets 2nd, 4th Mondays, 3:30pm, City Hall

The City of Sherrill’s municipal utility was formed in 1977. Prior to that time, it was a privately owned utility (owned by Oneida Ltd.). The utility currently features: attractive low rates, a talented and dedicated work force, highly reliable service, minimal debt, outstanding customer service, and extensive community visibility. Low cost bulk power supply is obtained through a long-term partnership agreement with the largest State-owned utility in the United States, the New York Power Authority. All employees and policymakers live in the City of Sherrill, making the utility a genuine hometown asset. Sherrill’s municipal utility is owned by the City of Sherrill. Its operation is completely self-sufficient; its funding comes from the sales of electricity, not through the use of local property taxes or any other sources of revenue. The utility is overseen by a three-member board – appointed by the City Commission.