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Pittsford Town & Village, Brighton & Irondequoit to Pursue Green Energy Together

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December 12, 2018

Town Supervisor Bill Smith joined with leaders from Brighton and Irondequoit to announce today (Wednesday, December 12, 2018) plans to explore the joint procurement of energy on behalf of their respective communities. This paves the way for a 100-percent renewable default energy product for residential and small business utility customers in the Town, Pittsford Village, Brighton and Irondequoit. 
 
The four municipalities will execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow for the joint selection of a third-party administrator to secure a 100-percent renewable clean energy product.  Should the towns and village move forward, residents would remain RG&E customers – the major change being the source of energy supply provided by the utility.  This initiative is made possible through the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program, authorized by the New York State Public Service Commission.  Under the State program, any resident wishing to opt out of the CCA program may do so at any time and continue to receive the default utility supply.
 
“Community Choice Aggregation leverages combined buying power,” said Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith.  “Joining with other municipalities puts us in a stronger positon to be able to provide residents with energy from 100% renewable sources, at a cost lower than the regular RG&E rate.”
 
Click the link to read the full CCA Energy Collaboration news release or visit our Community Choice Aggregation Information web page.