Yonkers announces 100% renewable energy supply program for residents

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On January 5, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced the launch of the Westchester Power Community Choice Aggregation program in Yonkers, known as Westchester Power, which will provide 50,000 Yonkers households with 100% renewable source energy. using hydropower effective March 1, 2022. In the second week of January, eligible residents of Yonkers will receive notification letters from the program administrator, Sustainable Westchester, with details on the program, energy tariffs and steps to take action during registration.

“Sustainability has long been a pillar of my administration,” said Mayor Spano. “The launch of the Westchester Power program in Yonkers gives residents the power to choose a clean, renewable energy supply while protecting residents from unexpected increases in utility rates and ensuring the best possible clean energy rates. With our registration, Yonkers now becomes the largest city in New York State to participate in a Community Choice Aggregation program and the largest municipal member of Westchester Power. I encourage our residents to learn more about this innovative and smart program that will deliver a healthier, greener Yonkers.

Through the Westchester Power program, Yonkers will offset approximately 100,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of 16,000 cars taken off the road for one year. After conducting outreach and New York State Department of Public Service approval last year, Sustainable Westchester and Yonkers have secured a competitive flat rate to provide Yonkers residents with 100% renewable energy. % in New York State. The program only applies to those who receive their energy supply from Con Edison and will not apply to those already enrolled in an energy program with an energy services company (ESCO).

Power delivery, billing and support will continue to be provided by Con Edison. Yonkers residents and businesses can opt out of the program at any time.

Westchester Power currently serves 115,000 residents in 28 Westchester municipalities who have come together to fight climate change through their choice of electricity. Sustainable Westchester is a non-profit consortium of Westchester County local governments that facilitates effective collaboration on sustainability initiatives.
Eligible Yonkers residents can opt out of the program at ANY TIME without any penalty.

Visit www.sustainablewestchester.org/wp to access the online portal or call 914-242-4725 for assistance. Sustainable Westchester will host a series of briefings and will also be available to answer questions during “selected” hours on Zoom. Information on this is available at www.sustainablewestchester.org/wp/yonkers.

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