Cheaper, Cleaner Energy for New Rochelle

greeNRNew Rochelle is looking to cut energy costs for residents and businesses, while boosting the percentage of our energy use that comes from clean, renewable sources.

Through a process called Community Choice Aggregation (“CCA”), a municipality can pool the total energy demand from within its borders in order to bargain for better rates and clean energy sourcing.  The municipality then selects a default energy provider, with consumers retaining the right to choose a different provider, if they want to opt out.

This is a creative way to enhance the bargaining position of consumers in the energy marketplace, so that we all get a better deal – economically and environmentally.

Regionally, CCA initiatives are being coordinated by Sustainable Westchester, with the blessing of the NYS Public Service Commission.  The New Rochelle City Council is expected to trigger a process that will lead to local participation at our next meeting on July 21st.