Back in 2016, New Rochelle joined several other municipalities under the umbrella of Sustainable Westchester to launch a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. CCA is essentially the region-wide bulk purchase of electricity with the goal of driving down costs for consumers and fostering clean, renewable energy production. You can learn more about the program here, and I wrote about the CCA launch in this prior blogpost.
So how is the program going? Really, really well.
Through the end of 2017, New Rochelle consumers saved a total $1,325,694, while cutting harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 56,314 metric tons. It’s a great success story, with Westchester’s positive experience now encouraging CCA programs elsewhere in the state and nation.