November 03, 2019

MEDIA ALERT: Town of Marbletown and Hudson Valley Community Power to Host Community Energy Forum on Nov. 6th

***Media Alert***

Area residents can attend the public meeting to learn more and ask questions about the solar offering.

On Wednesday, November 6th, Marbletown Supervisor Richard Parete, Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission Chair Tom Konrad, and the Hudson Valley Community Power Team will host a public Community Energy Forum to discuss local solar and the benefits of making a shift to affordable, clean, community-based renewable energy for residents and businesses. The hosts will discuss contract terms, the savings guarantee, bill credits, and the projected date of program commencement of the community solar program. The event is free to attend. Refreshments to be provided by Hash, where everything is made from scratch using local, sustainable ingredients. 

Richard Parete—Supervisor, Town of Marbletown
 Tom Konrad—Chair, Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
 6-8 pm


Marbletown Community Center
 3564 Main St., Stone Ridge

This is an opportunity for residents and business owners to learn why they should opt in to the community solar program and how this program makes the Hudson Valley Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program launched this summer even more powerful. The solar program offers those who enroll guaranteed savings of approximately 10% annually for supporting solar generation. The savings is made possible by NY State incentives for renewable generation sources. The program is open to all Central Hudson customers, regardless of their participation in the CCA. Both the CCA and community solar programs are administered by Joule Community Power.

About Hudson Valley Community Power
Hudson Valley Community Power is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program comprised of nine communities in New York's Hudson Valley and formed in partnership with Joule Community Power. The program enables participating communities to pool local electricity demand in order to leverage the collective buying power of their residents and small businesses in effort to secure more favorable energy supply rates and designate renewable generation sources. The participating communities include City of Beacon, Village of Cold Spring, Town of Fishkill, Town of Marbletown, Town of New Paltz, Village of New Paltz, Town of Philipstown, City of Poughkeepsie, and Town of Red Hook. For more information, visit

About Joule Community Power
Joule Community Power (Joule) works with municipalities and local partners to empower communities and facilitate their goals of providing residents and businesses with cleaner and cheaper energy. Joule principals were responsible for implementing New York State’s first Community Choice Aggregation Program (CCA)—a program that enables communities to aggregate local energy demand in order to: 1) save money—gain leverage to procure less expensive electricity for residents and businesses, 2) make money—create new revenue opportunities by participating in energy markets, and 3) go green—gain local control to opt for clean and renewable generation sources. Joule is the only company in New York State offering CCA administrative services with a Public Service Commission-approved implementation plan that integrates local renewable energy projects, and only Joule has the expertise, relationships, and experience to effectively design, implement, and manage such a program. Joule’s innovative renewable energy strategy in New York is driving new regulation and encouraging the Public Service Commission to rapidly advance innovative solutions. Learn more at: joulecommunitypower.comJoule Community Power is a division of Joule Assets.