If you didn’t catch Calvin Carter’s interview with Dan Welsh on April 6 talking about the Westchester Power Community Choice Aggregation Program you can still tune in on April 20 at 1:15 am, 7:15 am, 1:15 pm or 5:15 pm. or:
Southampton Town considers program that puts (energy) power in hands of the people
by Vera Chinese
Westchester Power Program used as a model in Suffolk County
The board must first adopt a law for a procurement model similar to one in Westchester County that has saved ratepayers $17 million, but the supervisor wants to proceed with caution.
A program that has Westchester County municipalities team up to buy electricity in bulk – and boost the use of renewable energy along the way – has the OK from the state to continue to its next phase.
Greenburgh evaluates a proposed solar farm; Westchester Power and the Solarize program noted as having helped prime the pump.
“Westchester residents and businesses have experienced a variety of actions over the last several years to encourage them to utilize renewable energy, whether it is solar, or from other sources. Launched in 2016, Westchester Power, which describes itself as a “community- based energy purchasing program intended to lower costs and increase the use of renewable energy,” operates in 21 municipalities, including Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, and Irvington, and was recently accepted in Dobbs Ferry when that Village passed enabling legislation. It is also available in the Town of Greenburgh.”