January 10, 2019

New Community Solar Project to Provide Town of Geneva Residents with Cheaper Electricity

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 23, 2018, the Town of Geneva and Joule Community Power announced the launch of Geneva Community Power, a new community solar project for NYSEG customers residing in, or in close proximity to, Geneva, NY. The program allows for those in the community to benefit from solar energy by spending less on electricity and supporting clean energy generation without owning or installing any equipment.

Highlights of the program:
  • Enrolled residents are guaranteed to reduce their electricity bills
  • Four hundred residents need to enroll in the project for it to successfully launch
  • If 400 residents enroll, Town of Geneva will receive $25,000 toward another sustainability project
  • Residents can vote and provide input on how that $25,000 is spent/what the next sustainable initiative should be
  • Subscribers earn $100 for every five friends they refer to enroll
  • The person who earns the most referral points wins a $500 gift card
Town of Geneva Supervisor Mark Venuti said, "By participating in Geneva Community Power, our residents can pay less for electricity while reducing Geneva's carbon footprint. And if that's not reason enough to subscribe to the project, our Town can receive $25,000 towards another sustainability initiative that is important to our residents."

Glenn Weinberg, Director of Joule Community Power stated, "With the launch of Geneva Community Power, the Town of Geneva takes a significant and exciting step on their path to 100% renewable energy. Geneva is a trailblazer, and we expect many other towns to follow their lead."

Visit www.genevacommunitypower.com for more information.

About Joule Community Power
Joule Community Power (Joule Community) works with municipalities and local partners to reduce or cap residential energy costs while advancing energy reduction, energy management, and clean energy goals amidst an evolving regulatory environment. With no upfront cost to a municipality or its residents, Joule Community helps consumers save money and energy by pooling local demand to broker less expensive energy supply contracts for residents and small businesses while creating new revenue opportunities enabled by participation in energy markets. Joule Community's distinctive expertise in designing and implementing new consumer-protective energy supply contracts was instrumental in the creation of New York State's first (and only) CCA program. Having created the blueprint to guide communities through a smooth and empowering decision process, Joule Community aims to scale its successful CCA model across NY State and beyond.  Joule Community Power is a division of Joule Assets. Learn more about Joule Community at: www.joulecommunity.com.