New initiative in Rockland pools power for lower prices, renewable energy

It's called Rockland Community Power, and the municipalities include Clarkstown, Orangetown, South Nyack, Nyack, Upper Nyack and the village of Haverstraw.

News 12 Staff

Oct 14, 2020, 9:34 PM

Updated 1,282 days ago

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There's a new initiative kicking off between six municipalities in Rockland, pooling power for lower prices and 100% renewable energy.
It's called Rockland Community Power, and the municipalities include Clarkstown, Orangetown, South Nyack, Nyack, Upper Nyack and the village of Haverstraw.
The move switches 40,000 households from Orange & Rockland as the default provider to Constellation NewEnergy, powering homes with a mix of wind and hydroelectric power.
O&R isn't fully out of the picture. It is still the utility delivering the power and would handle power outages - only the source of the electricity will change.
Homeowners can opt out by contacting their municipality.
Orangetown, while in the program, is the only local government not switching to 100% renewable as their default energy.


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