What Can We Do?

Solar developers can participate in bringing additional renewable energy to Westchester communities through Sustainable Westchester. Our municipal relationships and leadership position in the county provides us the opportunity to efficiently and effectively mobilizes communities countywide in the adoption of sustainability initiatives. Our earlier Solarize Westchester campaigns, resulted in over 600 solar installations for participating solar contractors. It also directly led to improved permitting processes in seventeen municipalities. It is the learning and progress we bring from each successful program that informs and enhances the next. It is this level of experience and expertise that is available to solar developers.

RFI Issued to CDG Developers

Sustainable Westchester is pleased to issue a Request for Information (RFI) for its ground-breaking new program – Opt-Out Community Distributed Generation (CDG) – to be launched in 2021. The purpose of the RFI is to identify CDG developers seeking channels for customer acquisition for community solar projects or other CDG assets in their pipeline in both Con Edison and NYSEG territories.

The Opt-Out CDG program will be fully integrated with the Westchester Power program, New York State’s first community choice aggregation program, that provides residents and small business electric customers in 27 municipalities clean energy supply. These customers represent over 110,000 households, about a third of Westchester County residents.

Leveraging Westchester Power’s opt-out structure will facilitate reliably meeting CDG developers’ needs for mass offtake at scale. The program will also enhance project economics, allowing developers to become eligible for NYSERDA’s newly proposed NY-Sun Inclusive Community Solar Adder.

Interested firms should REGISTER HERE to request the RFI document. RFI responses are due by January 29, 2021.

For questions regarding the registration or the RFI, please contact with “RFI Question” in the subject line.

Sustainable Westchester provides a range of services to solar developers to help accelerate solar adoption.

Services include education-focused community solar customer acquisition and collaboration on cutting edge solar development projects. Contact us to discuss how we can partner.

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Sustainable Westchester’s
Community Solar program is a win-win for all!