Community Choice Aggregation

Where We Are In The Process

  1. DONE. Town passes a law to investigate CCA.
  2. DONE. Town selects an outside administrator for the CCA — Joule Community Power.
  3. DONE. March/April 2021 – Administrator holds public education sessions.
  4. DONE. Town board cites benefits of CCA.
  5. DONE. May 2021 – Administrator seeks bids for power.
  6. DONE. June 2021 – Administrator and Town accept a bid for power.
  7. July 2021 – Letters to all eligible community residents and businesses with offer details and how to opt out.
  8. July/August 2021. More education sessions via zoom.
  9. August 13, 2021. Deadline to opt-out of the CCA.
  10. Sept 1, 2021 – CCA takes effect.

Resources


Letter from Town Board.
Questions & Answers.

Saugerties Joins New Community Energy Program
Great News! A community energy program is coming to Saugerties. 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 twelve and thirty-six months.

Central Hudson will continue to deliver the electricity, send one bill, maintain the lines, and respond to outages. The only difference is that the CCA will secure the electricity at a great fixed rate. There will be no forms for you to fill out. Enrollment will happen automatically and seamlessly. If you're not interested, you can choose to opt out.

The Climate Smart Saugerties Task Force and the Town Board are joining with the Hudson Valley Community Power partnership to bring CCA to Saugerties.

Hudson Valley Community Power currently serves more than 25,000 households and small businesses in ten communities with New York State renewable power.

Rates

Program Rates (100% New York Renewable Energy) Residents and small businesses may choose to opt-out or opt-in to the program at any time:

Get More Information

There's lots to learn about CCA. That's why the Town has conducted extensive outreach to make sure the program is explained to everyone in detail and all questions are answered.
  1. Live, virtual public information events:
    • Thursday, March 11th, 2021, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Thursday March 25th, 2021, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Saturday April 10th, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
  2. Letter to all residents to announce the CCA.
  3. Live, virtual public information events:

More information about the Hudson Valley Community Power CCA program is also available at Hudson Valley Community Power, or you can call the Helpline at 845-859-9099 or email the Local Program Manager, Hudson Valley Energy, at info@HudsonValleyCommunityPower.com