Westchester Power Municipal Aggregation Selects New Retail Supplier For NYSEG Territory, New Rates Set
March 14, 2019 Email This Story Copyright 2010-19 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
Reporting by Karen Abbott • kabbott (at) energychoicematters.com
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The Westchester Power opt-out municipal aggregation in New York has selected a new electric supplier for those communities in the program located in the NYSEG service area.
Direct Energy was selected to supply customers in the NYSEG areas for the new term beginning in May 2019.
Under the new agreement, pricing is fixed for 19 months
For both residential and small commercial customers, the new Westchester Power rates are 6.61 cents per kWh for standard supply and 6.93 cents per kWh for renewable NYS-generated hydro supply, with both prices effective in May 1, 2019
"This new rate shaves about a half a cent off of our current pricing and actually keeps our residents energy rates at a level that is lower than the 2015 utility average which was the basis for our first bid," a representative of Westchester Power said
Constellation had previously served the NYSEG-area customers in the Westchester Power aggregation
The new agreement does not include a specific plan for day/night customers
"We unfortunately could not secure useful day/night rates. Constellation provided rate options for us, but they did not present enough advantage to be attractive to those accounts. When applied against the NYSEG average historical day/night profile, they did not show savings, and the spread between peak and off peak was so small that there is very little benefit to the accounts that shift their loads to the off hours. So we will be mailing to these customers to let them know that they can opt in to remain in the program if they like (and some users would actually benefit from this), but if they don't take this action they would not be re-enrolled," a representative of Westchester Power said
"There is nothing stopping us from continuing to try and work with any and all suppliers to try and develop a product for these accounts, and we hope to be able to offer community solar and other opportunities for them to engage and save energy and money, but they will not be included with the opt-out cohort through this contract," a representative of Westchester Power said