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Posted on: July 12, 2022

WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM—NOTIFICATION OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLY OFFERING PAUSE

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WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM—NOTIFICATION OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLY OFFERING PAUSE 

Westchester Power is approaching the end of its current contract term for participants in the Con Edison service territory, on June 30th. At this time, the electricity supply offering will be put on a temporary pause. This means that starting on your first meter-read date on or after July 1st, you will revert to Con Edison’s supply of electricity. There will be no interruption in your electricity service.

Extremely volatile energy market prices have seen electricity rates rise at unprecedented levels, so Westchester Power has intentionally paused the electricity supply program service to position itself in the most advantageous way possible under these conditions



As of  Friday July 1, 2022. participants who receive either the 100% Renewable or Standard electricity supply offering thru Westchester Power in the Con Edison utility territory will begin reverting to the default Con Edison electricity supply   

YOUR ELECTRICITY WILL NOT BE TURNED OFF, you will simply be transferred from Westchester Power to Con Edison’s default supply. This pause does not mean the program is ending, but rather that there is going to be a gap in service which will resume again later this year. 

PAUSE IN SERVICE: Extreme volatility in electricity prices has presented challenges to securing a supply contract that provides the value and stability to participants that the program has delivered these last 6 years. While Westchester Power continues to work for a new contract, the timing is now such that participants will experience a pause in program supply at the end of this current contract. 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:

Starting in July, you will be transitioned into the Con Edison default electricity supply and be billed for electricity at their variable rate.

 You will: 

1.Receive a notification card from Con Edison in June regarding your impending switch over to their supply

 2.Starting in your July billing cycle, you will receive Con Edison’s electrical supply and be billed at their monthly rates with no interruption of service, receiving your first bill under that supply in late July/August

 3. Ahead of the restart of Westchester Power supply, you will be notified through the mail regarding the new contract terms and have the opportunity toopt out or change supply options should you wish before automatically re-enrolling

 KEEPING YOU UPDATED: 

While we do not yet know the date the electricity supply will restart in your area or what the new rates will be, you will be notified ahead of that resumption once that is established, and we will post updates at https://sustainablewestchester.org/wp/coned/ 

CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO OUR WORK:

While the decision to pause the electricity supply offering of the program is a disappointing step in our journey toward building a healthy and sustainable Westchester County, we are resolute in our dedication to this mission. The various other programs of Sustainable Westchester (e.g.Grid Rewards) will continue through this pause and beyond, continuing to provide savings and environmental benefits for residents.

 PROGRAM BENEFITS AND IMPACT: ●ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

-Since 2016, Westchester residents and small businesses across 29 municipalities have made 100% Renewable energy adoption a priority.  This has led to the mitigation of ~1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, the equivalent of 292 million cars taken off the road for 1 year! 

●HISTORICALLY COMPETITIVE RATES AT FIXED LEVELS

Westchester Power offers fixed rates to its participants who benefit from the stability of knowing what they will pay month-to-month for their electricity supply, insuring themselves against the unpredictable swings of variable utility rates. Additionally, Westchester Power rates (both the 100% Renewable and Standard) have historically been highly competitive with utility rates. Over the last 12 months, the average Con Edison rate has been 0.54 cents higher than the program’s 100% Renewable and 1.23 cents higher than the Standard supplyrespectively. 

●ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES

Westchester Power is foundational to the variety of other programs and initiatives of Sustainable Westchester, all of which complement the necessary work we do towards building a healthy and sustainable future for our communities. Please join our informational webinar for residents in your area on Zoom, you can RSVP at sustainablewestchester.org/events or contact our offices with the information below.

 Please contact us to  find out more about theprogramelectricity supply pause and what it means for you. westchesterpower@sustainablewestchester.org  |  (914) 242-4725


https://sustainablewestchester.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/ConEd-PAUSE-Letter-2022-05-Generic.pdf



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