Press Coverage

"While all of Long Island benefits from the LIPA board of trustees’ vote, C.C.A. is a tool essential to Southampton in order to meet its stated goal of 100-percent renewable electric energy by 2025."
May 22, 2020
"We believe the CCA program will be able to provide [renewable-generated electricity] for less than what PSEG Long Island is charging. Even a one-cent reduction in the cost of energy for ratepayers would save Southampton residents a combined $7 million a year."
May 19, 2020
"Long Island Power Authority Director of Communications Sid Nathan said “LIPA will recommend our board of trustees vote to approve Community Choice Aggregation at our meeting on Wednesday and welcomes the opportunity for community leaders to make energy choices they believe are appropriate for their constituents.”"
May 19, 2020
"CCA aggregates the purchasing power of all the town’s residents and small businesses, so lower electric rates can be negotiated. The savings can enable the entire community to switch to 100% clean and renewable electricity for less than what residents pay now."
May 11, 2020
"LIPA is expected to vote on adopting a framework for CCA at its 5/20 board meeting. Six investor-owned utilities in NY State adopted a CCA tariff in 2016. LIPA, which is not regulated by the state’s Public Service Commission, did not."
May 07, 2020
"Long Islanders need to understand that we need to fight for what ratepayers outside the LIPA region already have, and that is choice."
April 23, 2020
"A CCA program would replace LIPA as the default power supply provider."
April 13, 2020
"CCA is the most impactful action communities can take to reduce their carbon footprints."
February 17, 2020
"Some misconceptions about CCA have emerged in the public conversation on how the program works and the choices consumers have available to them:"
February 05, 2020
"Joule Community Power has rolled out community choice aggregation programs to more than 25,000 households in seven communities in New York State."
February 03, 2020
"Joule Community Power establishes solar-driven CCA programs across New York."
January 31, 2020
"A move toward carbon-free electricity is growing in Rochester area."
December 03, 2019
"Calling all Philipstown residents: you can now opt in to the Hudson Valley Community Power, a community solar program that saves an additional 10% on energy bills."
October 23, 2019
"The CCA program offers a default choice of 100% renewable electricity, and the community solar program provides annual savings of approximately 10%."
October 27, 2019
"The proposed local law authorizes the town, resting on their home-rule authority, to implement a bulk buying power program should they choose."
September 12, 2019
"The community choice aggregation model replaces the utility as the default, monopolistic supplier of electricity or natural gas and gives municipalities the opportunity to seek lower prices from alternative suppliers."
September 05, 2019
"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."
September 04, 2019
"Can East Hampton Town benefit from using a CCA program to purchase green energy on behalf of residents and businesses?"
August 30, 2019
"Moving ahead with a CCA program is just the next step in Pittsford’s long tradition of taking action to protect our environment and benefit our residents. The opportunity to offer electricity from renewable sources at lower cost is a win for everyone in Brighton.; The Town of Irondequoit is excited to be taking the next steps to determine if we can provide lower cost, renewable energy for our community."
August 29, 2019
"I would very much like Irondequoit to join the so many other communities across New York in taking a good look at this program and determine if CCA is right for us."
April 26, 2019
"Municipalities will likely be able to provide price stability for its residents, solicit bids from power and gas companies, and stipulate how much energy comes from wind farms, solar panels or any other renewable source."
August 21, 2019
"CCA makes a lot of sense in terms of cost savings and utilization of environmentally-conscious sources of supply...and hopefully, there will be savings for the community and the residents."
April 18, 2019
"CCA fits with the larger goal of trying to reduce carbon emissions, trying to wean us off fossil fuels as soon as possible. It’s critical to the planet, but also to our local goals."
August 15, 2019
"This is a step in the right direction to preserve this beautiful place we call home for future generations."
July 03, 2019
"The success of the Geneva Community Power launch demonstrates that a model that empowers communities works."
June 28, 2019
"This is a win-win-win opportunity for residents--they get a price that's less than what they paid over the last year, they're protected against a volatile market with fixed rates for the next two years, and they're buying electricity generated from only renewable power sources."
June 27, 2019
"New collaborations with our neighboring communities is a win for the entire region."
June 19, 2019
"You’re protected from bad contracts, it’s low-cost, it’s green energy. It’s a win-win-win."
June 14, 2019
"We brought those communities together and we went out to bid on behalf of all those communities as group ... to capitalize on the size of the aggregation."
June 14, 2019
"It’s a shift in authority."
June 14, 2019
"NYSEG customers in communities around Seneca Lake are encouraged to sign up for Geneva Community Power now."
June 07, 2019
"We're trying to do what we think to be the right thing and it's not costing anybody anything"
June 05, 2019
"Climate change is a global issue which has serious local implications, too. It threatens our infrastructure, our health, and our natural resources. Fortunately, there are things we can do in our community that can make a difference"
June 03, 2019
"400 subscribers must be enrolled in Geneva Community Power’s community solar program by June 26 to meet application deadlines for New York state matching funds intended to fund storm water control projects benefiting Seneca Lake."
May 31, 2019
"The program will lower electric rates while sourcing 100% of the energy from renewable sources--a win for everyone who participates and a win for the environment."
May 23, 2019
"This is an exciting moment for the City of Poughkeepsie."
May 20, 2019
"The town of Geneva will undertake a storm water control project to benefit Seneca Lake if 400 people enroll in Geneva Community Power...The program is not just for Geneva residents."
May 10, 2019
"Subscribers can expect to save about 10% on electricity annually for up to 25 years, Geneva will be able to sponsor a potentially $100,000 watershed project to benefit Seneca Lake, and we can reduce our carbon footprint by supporting renewable energy generation."
May 02, 2019
"Instead of getting a gift-card as a promotional deal from competing solar farm sales companies, those who join Joule Community Power will make a direct investment into the community, a meaningful stake of ownership with foreseeable future impacts."
April 17, 2019
"Geneva Community Power will supply local clean energy, save those who enroll approximately 10% on electricity for up to 25 years, and generate $25,000 that will be directed toward at least one of four sustainable initiatives that will benefit the area."
April 10, 2019
"Despite being a small town in New York, Marbletown has adopted a 100% renewable energy future plan that is also aimed at being profitable."
April 02, 2019
"Several communities have banded together for two aims. First, to achieve lower-cost power. And second, to gain more control over its source."
March 27, 2019
"Marbletown is on a path to a prosperous, clean energy future."
February 21, 2019
"The Town of Geneva is offering area residents a way to save money on their electricity bills, reduce our carbon footprint, earn the town $25,000 for sustainability initiatives, and have input into how that money is spent."
January 30, 2019
"Not only will subscribers be awarded solar credits, but their overall energy costs will decrease by as much as 10%. 400 subscribers will also fund a local sustainability project."
January 25, 2019
"You will be doing a good thing."
January 22, 2019
"...benefit from solar energy by spending less on electricity."
January 22, 2019
"You’re not just helping yourself, you’re bringing your neighbors with you."
December 14, 2018
"I believe in Community Choice Aggregation programs as a major device that cities can employ to curtail the impacts of climate change and as a vital tool in energy conservation and procurement because they facilitate cost savings, price stability, they help to precipitate local renewable energy development, they stimulate community choice and the implementation of community-wide clean energy initiatives, all while encouraging investment in our local economy and the potential to create jobs in innovative industries."
November 28, 2018
"We know that if we don't take action to battle climate change, the natural resources that we cherish will be at great risk. Yet still some deny that climate change is real. If Washington won't act, we will."
August 15, 2017
"The contract flips on its head the way that energy consumers get into deals with suppliers."
April 06, 2016
"It's a great opportunity to reduce energy costs and shift to cleaner renewable sources of power."
March 07, 2016
"CCA is a key step in the “think global, act local” movement and the next frontier seems inevitable: locally sourced energy."
September 10, 2015
"Community choice aggregations, microgrids, and community solar together create a triple threat. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
August 09, 2015
"We expect community choice aggregations will make microgrids a heck of a lot more cost effective"
March 02, 2015
"New York is one of the first states to create such sweeping regulation, which lets consumers, businesses and communities gain control over their energy supply. "
February 27, 2015