October 23, 2019

MEDIA ALERT: Town of Geneva Supervisor Mark Venuti and Joule Community Power to Host Public Information Sessions on Oct. 28th

***Media Alert***

Supervisor Venuti and Joule Community Power CEO Mike Gordon will discuss two clean energy opportunities: a community choice aggregation (CCA) program that offers a default choice of 100% renewable electricity and a community solar program that provides participants annual savings of approximately 10%. 

Area residents can attend a public meeting to learn more and ask questions about the Finger Lakes Community Choice CCA and Geneva Community Power community solar energy programs

On Monday, October 28th, Town of Geneva Supervisor Mark Venuti and Joule Community Power CEO Mike Gordon will host a public information session about the two new clean energy options available to residents and businesses: (1) Finger Lakes Community Choice, an opt-out CCA and (2) opt-in community solar program Geneva Community Power. The hosts will describe details of both programs, answer questions, and explain how the two programs complement each other. CCA discussions will include information about how electricity is purchased, pricing, contract length, energy sources, enrollment, opting out, and the various supply options available to those who participate. Community solar discussion will cover contract terms, the savings guarantee, bill credits, and the projected date credits will appear on subscribers’ bills. For residents’ convenience, we’re offering two meeting times (with the same agenda); the public is invited to attend either session.

Mark Venuti—Supervisor, Town of Geneva 
Mike Gordon—CEO, Joule Community Power

Monday, October 28, 2019
Session 1: 5:30pm
Session 2: 7:15pm

Geneva Town Hall
3750 Country Road 6, Geneva

This is an opportunity for residents and business owners to learn how the CCA and community solar programs complement each other, and how each stand alone as a separate opportunity. Those present will learn how the Finger Lakes Community Choice program launched this summer protects them against price hikes and how they can exit from the program if they don’t want the protection. They’ll also learn how to enroll in the solar program the solar program that offers subscribers 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 NYSEG customers, regardless of their participation in the CCA.  Both the CCA and community solar programs are administered by Joule Community Power.

About Finger Lakes Community Choice

The Town of Geneva and Joule Community Power have partnered to establish Finger Lakes Community Choice. This Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program enables Geneva to pool local electricity demand in order to leverage the collective buying power of its residents and small businesses in effort to secure more favorable energy supply rates and designate renewable generation sources. From a default electricity supplier of their own choosing. To learn more, visit fingerlakescommunitychoice.com.

About Geneva Community Power
The Town of Geneva and Joule Community Power have partnered to establish this community solar program that gives back to the community and enables subscribers who support clean energy generation to spend less on electricity. Geneva Community Power is a local renewable energy program serving residents and businesses in the NY Finger Lakes region. Those who enroll save approximately 10% annually on electricity for up to 25 years by supporting clean energy generation. Once a 400-subscriber enrollment target was met on June 26th, the program awarded a $25,000 sustainability grant that Geneva elected to use for storm water control projects benefiting Seneca Lake. The program is not just for Geneva residents Any NYSEG residential and small business customer can enroll in Geneva Community Power to take advantage of electricity bill savings. To learn more, visit genevacommunitypower.com.

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.