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Westchester Power

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Westchester Power (Community Choice Aggregation, CCA) is a community-based bulk energy purchasing program intended to control costs and increase the use of renewable energy in Westchester County. Westchester Power is a program initiated and implemented by Sustainable Westchester Inc, on behalf of member municipalities that have chosen to participate in the program.

Sustainable Westchester is a non-profit organization that serves the interests of its member cities, towns and villages. Westchester Power provides residents and small business electric customers a locally chosen alternative to the state-mandated utility—Con Edison or NYSEG—for energy supply. Westchester Power represents the best interests of consumers by providing choices for competitive, fixed prices and cleaner energy.

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Mission

To give Westchester County residents better energy choices through collective action that create stable future prices, access clean power at competitive rates, and opportunities for developing local, sustainable energy systems and programs.

MEMBER COMMUNITIES

ABOUT THE WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM

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Westchester Power:

A Brief Historical Perspective

In February 2015, Sustainable Westchester, a non-profit 501(c)(3) consortium of Westchester County local governments was selected by the New York State Public Service Commission to launch New York State’s first Community Choice Aggregation program (“Order Granting Petition in Part” in Case 14-M-0564, issued February 26, 2015). Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is an energy procurement program that enables participating communities to join together and purchase electricity in bulk. Purchasing electricity in bulk provides the market clout to negotiate lower rates and to offer credible, clean energy choices for customers.

Community Choice Aggregation is currently available in six US states: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, New Jersey and Rhode Island. New York will be the seventh. Over five million customers nationwide are served by a CCA program.

Westchester Power Timeline

2015

PSC approval
of pilot

2016

Launch
with 20 municipalities

2017 – 2018

Development
Expansion of CCA’s State-wide Westchester Power; new municipal participation Education & outreach Systems & reporting enhancements

2019

Rebid of contracts
New contracts include
NYS Hydropower RECs
27 Municipalities

TODAY

Positioning for Renewal
Increasing renewable energy impact

Westchester Power Timeline

2015

PSC approval
of pilot

2016

Launch
with 20 municipalities

2017 – 2018

Development
Expansion of CCA’s State-wide Westchester Power; new municipal participation Education & outreach Systems & reporting enhancements

2019

Rebid of contracts
New contracts include
NYS Hydropower RECs
27 Municipalities

TODAY

Positioning for Renewal
Increasing renewable energy impact