SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 7 for ONLINE COMMUNITY MEETING WITH TRUSTEE ANDREW GOODWILLIE
In the next few days, you may receive a letter from your village about an exciting new energy program that is about to launch in the Villages of South Nyack.
South Nyack is proud to be among the founding members, along with three other Rockland municipalities, of a collaborative municipal energy program called Rockland Community Power. This program will bring 100% renewable energy to our community, while also lowering costs and strengthening consumer protection.
Join Trustee Andrew Goodwillie on October 7 to learn more:
Wednesday, October 7, 7 pm
Join us at: https://tinyurl.com/rcp1007
Or call: 1-415-655-0001
Meeting ID or Access Code: 126 532 6363
** If you are not an Orange & Rockland supply customer – if you have subscribed to an alternative supplier – you will not get the mailing and you will need to take a few simple steps if you would like to participate in the program.**
What is Rockland Community Power?
Rockland Community Power is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program, a buying group through which Clarkstown residents and small businesses can purchase electricity sourced by clean energy. New York State promotes CCA in order to foster the growth of clean energy, lower costs, and strengthen consumer protection.
Rockland Community Power will include six communities: Clarkstown, Orangetown, and the villages of Haverstraw, Nyack, South Nyack, and Upper Nyack. This program offers the opportunity to transition to clean energy, helping to ensure cleaner air and a safer environment for our families, while also reducing costs.
Why is my village participating in the Rockland Community Power program?
All three Nyack villages have long been an environmental leader among communities in Rockland County. Now, along with three other municipalities, our community is leading the way to a greener and cheaper energy future. New York State has set ambitious goals to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) helps us take one big step toward meeting those goals and reducing our carbon footprint as a community, while also reducing costs.
The benefits of CCA include:
- Cost savings
- 100% renewable energy
- Consumer protection from predatory suppliers
- More community choice and more choice for individual consumers
Can I opt out?
Yes, you can always opt out of the program easily and at any time and with no penalty. If you are a current Orange & Rockland (O & R) customer, you should receive an official letter from your mayor early in October, welcoming you to the program. This letter will explain the program and will list your options. If you do nothing, you will be automatically transferred to the default community renewable energy program, which will start in November.
Can I participate if I am not an O & R supply customer?
If you purchase your electricity supply from an alternative energy supplier and wish to participate in the CCA program, you’ll need to enroll. We recommend that you first check your supply contract or contact your supplier to determine whether you’ll be subject to an exit fee. If you would like to participate in the Rockland Community Power program, you will need to contact your current supplier to cancel your account – and then call the program hotline to enroll at (845) 859-9099 .
When will the program launch?
You can expect a mailing from your village early in October. The program will launch in November.
For more information about Rockland Community Power or CCA, please visit www.RocklandCommunityPower.com or call (845) 859-9099. You can also contact your Community Coordinator at Peggy@RocklandCommunityPower.com.