Starrett City has its own power plant and it is a big reason why the cost of electricity does not show up on the bill. But when the new owners take over Starrett, don't be surprised if they start nickel and diming the residents by charging a small fee for the electric as well as the heating and cooling. They have to make a profit somehow.
Al Roker from NBC once did a news segment about this power plant.
While Starrett City was able to avoid the two major New York City blackouts, Starrett still recieves its own blackouts from time to time, usually during the summer months.