Hudson Valley Community Power Launched As New York Municipal Aggregation, Prepares To Seek Power Supplies
January 17, 2019 Email This Story Copyright 2010-19 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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JouleCommunity Power (Joule) and Hudson Valley Energy have officially launched Hudson Valley Community Power, a partnership to deploy an opt-out municipal aggregation in the Hudson Valley of New York.
The previously reported signing of Joule as Program Administrator by the City of Poughkeepsie has propelled the project into a development stage (see story here)
To date, six communities -- Beacon, Cold Spring, Marbletown, Philipstown, Fishkill, and the City of Poughkeepsie -- have implemented local law enabling them to deploy a Community Choice program, and chose Joule and Hudson Valley Energy to Administer the program. The PSC's initial authorization for Joule to serve as CCA administrator for various of these towns had been first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com
The communities are located in the Central Hudson Gas & Electric service area
Joule said that the next step is for each community to approve Joule's electricity supply contract, after which Joule will issue a bid offering to energy suppliers. The six communities participating in Hudson Valley Community Power will select an electricity supplier from the competing bidders.
Joule expects to initiate deployment of the CCA in the spring of 2019.