Grant To New York Town Conditioned On Hitting Community Solar Enrollment Target
April 30, 2019 Email This Story Copyright 2010-19 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The Town of Geneva, New York announced that if 400 people enroll in Geneva Community Power, a community solar program launched by the Town of Geneva and Joule Community Power, Geneva will receive a $25,000 sustainability grant.
The program has 236 subscribers thus far
Mark Venuti, Supervisor for the Town of Geneva asked NYSEG customers in communities surrounding Seneca Lake to sign up for Geneva Community Power.
"The Geneva Community Power Solar Program is really a win-win-win for NYSEG customers, area residents, and our environment. By joining this program, subscribers can expect to save about 10% on electricity annually for up to 25 years, the Town of Geneva will be able to sponsor a potentially $100,000 watershed project (or several projects) to benefit Seneca Lake, and we can reduce our carbon footprint by supporting renewable energy generation. If for any reason you'd want to withdraw from the program, there's absolutely no penalty," Venuti said
The $25,000 grant will be directed toward a storm water control project benefiting Seneca Lake
The Geneva Community Power also provides customers who refer subscribers to the program with $100 off the referring customer's bill for every 5 enrollments through the referral program. The customer with the most referrals will win a $500 gift card.