Both the CCA Program and Community Solar are no-brainers for everyone; they save people money and increase clean energy use in New York State, particularly here in the Hudson Valley. These programs are even better for people with less money since the savings will be even more meaningful.
Lowering electric rates and, at the same time, sourcing 100% of our energy from renewable sources is a win for everyone who participates and a win for the environment. New collaborations with our neighboring communities is a win for the entire region.
We are excited to move forward as a community. This provides residents a win/win/win trifecta: they get a price that is roughly half a penny per kWh less than what they paid Central Hudson on average over the last year, that rate is fixed so they are protected against volatile market prices for the next two years, and supply is 100% renewable, greened by Renewable Certificates that come from power plants they can directly identify. Over and above that, they can save 10% more with community solar.