Village Services Electric Light Department
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16 West Genesee Street
Skaneateles, New York 13152
(315) 685-5628
(calls answered 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week by an answering service)

Hours of Operation (except Holidays)
Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm

Electric Light Department Personnel

Allan Abbott, Line Crew Leader
Jim Dries, Lineman
Mike Anthony, Part-time Lineman

The Electric Light Department is responsible for operating and maintaining the Village's municipal electric system, which includes the substation located at 16 West Genesee Street, the distribution system including all utility poles, transformers, cables, street lights, ornamental light poles, and customer services and electric meters. 

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Electric Utility Rates: (Effective 10/01/01) For a full copy of our current PSC Tariff, please visit

Class 1 - Residential:
Monthly Rate Customer Charge $3.25
Energy Usage Charge -
Summer Rate - $0.034/kWh
Winter Rate - First 750 kWh at $0.034/kWh, Over 750 kWh at $0.054/kWh
Class 2 - General Service (Commercial Non-Demand Metered):
Monthly Rate Customer Charge $3.50
Energy Usage Charge -
Summer Rate - $0.0344/kWh
Winter Rate - $0.0465/kWh
Class 3 - General Service (Commercial Demand Metered):
Active Demand Charge -
First 20 kW or less - $80
Over 20 kW - $4.00/kW
Energy Usage Charge - $0.0157/kWh
Class 4 - Private Outdoor Lighting:
Monthly Rate Facilities Charge
175 watt - $7.30
250 watt - $8.50
400 watt - $12.00


Power Outage Information   - Call the Light Department at 315-685-5628 to report an outage

What to Do if we have a Power Outage: We inform customers about planned power outages.  For unplanned power outages, power restoration times will vary as we diligently work to find the cause of the problem and make the necessary repairs.

Call 911

During unplanned power outages, if you have an emergency, please call 911 and report your emergency immediately.  Please refrain from calling the Electric Department for your emergency situation because we may waste precious time calling 911 to help you.

Please read on:

1.  During a power outage if you experience a medical or or any emergency call 911.

2.  Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed.  Food in the refrigerator will stay approximately six to nine hours without spoiling and frozen foods will stay approximately 24 hours in the freezer.

3.  Disconnect sensitive appliances (example microwaves, televisions and computers) to prevent any potential power surge which may occur when power is restored.

4.  Items to keep on hand for a power outage are: medical supplies, a battery powered radio or a hand crank radio, battery powered alarm clock, flashlights and extra batteries, cell phone.

For more questions please contact the Electric Department: 315-685-5628

For consumer complaints that cannot be resolved with the company, you may contact the New York Department of Public Service (DPS). 

DPS complaints may be directed as follows:  Website:;  Phone: DPS Helpline at 1-800-342-3377 (M-F 8:30a - 4:00p); or Mail: Office of Consumer Services, NYS Department of Public Service, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223

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