Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)


Posted on November 16, 2022

The Town of Highlands has formed the Town of Highlands Community Power renewable energy program. This community choice aggregation (CCA) program will enable Highlands to provide residents and small businesses with the benefits of renewable electricity supply.

Formed in partnership with Joule Community Power, a division of Joule Assets, Inc., Town of Highlands Community Power is a community choice aggregation (CCA) program that enables the municipality to pool local electricity demand in order to leverage the collective buying power of their residents and small businesses in an effort to secure more favorable terms on their energy supply, protect consumers, and choose renewable generation sources.

Electricity Supply Offering:

The Town of Highlands participated in a bid for a CCA electricity supply rate with other municipalities in Orange and Rockland utility territory. The Town selected an electricity supplier, and we are pleased to announce that the electricity supply offering will be available as of April 1, 2023. There are two fixed-rate electricity supply options through the Town program:  

1) 100% Renewable Option at $0.12937/kWh

2) Standard Option at $0.11296/kWh

You may choose between these supply options or opt out of the program. The Town has chosen the 100% Renewable Option as the default. All eligible residents and businesses will receive a letter in late winter/early spring 2023 with information about their program, their choices and info about how to opt-out. Everyone eligible will be enrolled in the 100% Renewable Option unless they choose the Standard Option or opt out of the program.

Upcoming Public Education

Public information sessions will be scheduled over the next two months. These sessions will provide general information, explain the benefits of participation by our residents and small businesses, and answer your questions.

Questions

For more information about the Town of Highlands Community Power program, please visit www.joulecommunitypower.com/highlandstown, call the helpline at (845) 859-9099 or email [email protected]