Irondequoit, Brighton and Pittsford Take Next Big Step Towards Procuring Lower Cost & 100% Clean Electricity For Local Ratepayers

A coalition of Monroe County municipalities is taking the next step forward to procure a lower cost, 100-percent clean electricity supply for local ratepayers. The Towns of Irondequoit, Pittsford and Brighton, as well as the Village of Pittsford, have all selected Joule Assets to serve as program administrator for Community Choice Aggregation. Joule maintains an operating agreement with locally-based Roctricity.

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Margy Peet
More suburbs partner on renewable energy (City Newspaper)

The towns of Irondequoit, Brighton, and Pittsford, as well as the Village of Pittsford, will likely join the growing ranks of New York communities using community choice aggregation to bring clean, renewable energy to their residents and small businesses en masse.

Under a CCA program, local governments contract with energy suppliers on behalf of their residents and small businesses, which buy the energy.

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Margy Peet
State approves energy-buying arrangement for Brockport and others (City Newspaper)

A power-purchasing initiative backed by local climate activists received an important state approval today. The State Public Service Commission approved Joule Assets' plan to administer a community choice aggregation program for the Village of Brockport, the Village of Lima, the Town of Geneva, and three other communities across the state, if those local governments decide to move forward. 

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Sherry Rothenberg
Rochester should choose clean energy (Democrat & Chronicle)

Climate change can seem a nigh-unstoppable wave bearing down upon us, and it’s easy to feel powerless to make a difference. After all, not many of us can afford to buy a Toyota Prius or install a geothermal furnace. But a recent legislative change at the state level has allowed municipalities in New York to band together and use an entire region’s combined buying power to purchase energy.

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Sherry Rothenberg