Saugerties Joins New Community Energy Program in September 2021
Saugerties has joined a community energy program. The program brings 100% renewable energy to participating town residents and small businesses.
The program is called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). That's the formal name for a strategy that puts control of offering a new electricity supply option in local hands. Saugerties will join with other communities to pool electricity demand. That's why it's called aggregation. Town residents and small businesses can choose to participate or opt out of the program at any time. No contract. No penalty.
By pooling our demand with other communities, we build the necessary clout to negotiate a good deal for all town residents and businesses who participate. The program offers a fixed rate for a certain period of time, usually between 1 and 3 years.
Central Hudson will continue to deliver the electricity, send one bill, maintain the lines, and respond to outages. The only difference from what you have now is that the CCA will secure the electricity at a great fixed rate. There are no forms for you to fill out. Most of the town residents have already enrolled, and you can join any time.
The Climate Smart Saugerties Task Force and the Town Board joined with Hudson Valley Community Power to bring CCA to Saugerties.