The NYS-mandated Annual Environmental Disclosure statement has recently been mailed to all utility company customers, including Westchester Power participants.
First, we want to assure you that as Westchester Power participant you are receiving 100% clean, renewable energy. In fact, in the first three years of the program participants have contributed to reducing 605,000 metric tons of CO2 Countywide which is equivalent to taking 128,000+ cars off the road for one year!
Second, we would like to provide some clarification to the report you have received:
- The report represents 2018, and it represents the blended portfolio average for each supplier over the entire New York State (in our case, Constellation). This causes confusion because people see this report and it doesn’t represent the green energy supply provided through our program.
- Our 2018 renewable energy supply was greened through the purchase of Green-enational wind energy certificates. The NYS recording system only records renewables that are sourced in New York State which is why the report does not show your emissions-free electricity purchase.
You should note that the current 2019-2020 supply is based on NY State hydropower renewable energy certificates and therefore future associated Environmental Disclosure Reports will show that supply as emissions-free.
We’ve attached sample copies of the Environmental Disclosure Report and Green-e Certificate for your reference.
If you have any questions about this or any other aspects of the program, please contact Sustainable Westchester at (914) 242-4725 or [email protected].
You have previously received the 2018 Green-e Historical Content report documenting your purchase of national wind power Renewable Energy Certificates, like this sample:
The Environmental Disclosure Report you received looks like this below, and does not represent the emissions-free renewable energy product supplied to customers in the green option: