What is Hudson Valley Community Power?

Hudson Valley Community Power is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program comprised of nine communities in New York’s Hudson Valley and formed in partnership with  Joule Community Power.

The program enables participating communities to pool local electricity demand in order to leverage the collective buying power of their residents and small businesses in effort to secure more favorable energy supply rates and designate renewable generation sources.

As of July 1, 2019, the default energy supply to homes and small businesses in the six participating communities is 100% renewable.

The participating communities include City of Beacon, Village of Cold Spring, Town of Fishkill, Town of Marbletown, Town of New Paltz, Village of New Paltz, Town of Philipstown, City of Poughkeepsie, and Town of Red Hook.

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Our Vision

To provide residents and businesses in the New York’s Hudson Valley access to cleaner and cheaper electricity.

  • 100% Renewable

  • Lower price than currently paid

Our Mission

To launch Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs in order to secure clean, less expensive electricity for residents and small businesses across New York State.

We seek to amplify the electricity savings achieved through the CCA and promote clean energy generation through Community Solar.

Our Offerings

1. COMMUNITY CHOICE
2. COMMUNITY SOLAR

Hudson Valley Community Power participants pay a lower (and fixed) price for their energy supply. By also participating in the Community Solar program, they can save even more on electricity—approximately 10%! FIND OUT HOW


 
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What is Community Power?

Community Power is a concept and “toolbox” that puts energy decision-making authority in the hands of communities rather than the state, transferring power to enable local autonomy. Community Power ensures that even the smallest communities are equipped with the legislative framework and tools to become active leaders in the transition to clean energy. The tools currently available in the Hudson Valley are Community Choice and Community Solar programs.

 
 

What is Joule Community Power?

Joule Community Power  is leading the paradigm shift towards 100% clean energy in New York State by guiding municipalities and residents towards local energy independence. Joule Community Power helps municipalities reduce residential energy costs while advancing energy reduction, energy management, and clean energy goals amidst an evolving regulatory environment. With no upfront cost to a municipality or its residents, Joule’s first-of-kind, integrated Community Power program helps municipalities and consumers:

Save Money – gain leverage to procure less expensive electricity for residents and businesses

Make money – Create new revenue opportunities by participating in energy markets

Go green – Gain local control to opt for clean and renewable generation sources

Joule Community’s distinctive expertise in designing and implementing new consumer-protective energy supply contracts was instrumental in the creation of New York State’s first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) energy program and has encouraged the Public Service Commission to rapidly advance innovative solutions. Having created the blueprint to guide communities through a smooth and empowering decision process, Joule Community aims to scale its successful Community Power model across NY State and beyond.

Joule Community Power is a division of Joule Assets.

JOULE ASSETS

Joule Assets is a corporation focused on market representation, products and services in the areas of clean energy, efficiency, and demand management. Joule Community Power is the division of Joule Assets that partners with municipalities to develop community-scale clean energy solutions, empowering communities to set and achieve aggressive clean energy and energy reduction targets. This includes CCA Administration services, Community Distributed Generation integration, community-scale demand management, and home efficiency services.  For this reason, program materials refer primarily to Joule Community Power as the CCA Administrator. When appropriate, we have made it clear in program materials that Joule Community Power is a division of Joule Assets. Joule Community Power is not a distinct entity from or subsidiary of Joule Assets, and is staffed by Joule Assets employees and contractors. Joule Community Power is operated out of the Joule Assets corporate office, located in Katonah, NY.

Visit our team page to learn about who else is involved in Hudson Valley Community Power!