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Brighton launching renewable electricity program

Brighton launching renewable electricity program Photo: Town of Brighton Facebook Page .

WHECTV
Updated: October 16, 2020 11:44 AM
Created: October 16, 2020 11:34 AM

BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — Brighton is taking a giant leap forward into making the town green. 

Supervisor Bill Moehle and the Brighton Town Board announced on Friday that they will be launching a 100% renewable electricity program that will benefit residential electricity customers, small businesses, and the environment. 

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Moehle says the town has obtained a 24-month fixed-rate for renewable electricity from Source Energy that is less than what customers would be paying for a "standard" mix of nuclear, fossil fuel, and renewable supply provided by RG&E. 

“Brighton’s new Community Choice Aggregation is a great win for Brighton and our residents,” said Brighton Supervisor William Moehle. “Getting 100% renewable source electricity at a price that is fixed for 2 years and is cheaper than the existing price for electricity that does not come from renewable sources is a remarkable combination.”

Eligible Brighton residents and small businesses will be automatically enrolled in Brighton's CCA program but will be able to opt-out if they choose without a penalty. 

The new supply rate will begin to reflect on customer bills in January 2021.

A community Zoom meeting will be held on Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the launch and eligibility. 

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