WHITE PLAINS, NY —
Note from the Mayor
Post Date: 01/14/2019 9:16 AM
RE: Westchester Power Letter
City of Rye residents and small businesses that purchase electricity are receiving an important letter from Westchester Power regarding electricity purchase options. Westchester Power is akin to an electricity purchasing cooperative for Westchester municipalities. The City of Rye has recently joined Westchester Power in order to make Westchester Power’s services available to Rye residents and small businesses that currently purchase their electricity from Con Ed.
Westchester Power buys electricity at fixed, forward, annual bulk rates that are lower than past average Con Ed rates. This is intended to provide, but does not guarantee, the availability of electricity at lower than average Con Ed rates for the coming year.
Rye residents and small businesses that currently purchase their supply from Con Ed will be automatically enrolled in the Westchester Power program unless they opt out. Those that do not opt out will be enrolled in Westchester Power’s “renewable”- sourced electricity program, unless they indicate otherwise. In other words, Rye residents and small businesses that currently purchase their supply from Con Ed, but now choose to do nothing, will be enrolled in Westchester Power’s renewable option. Others may choose the “standard”- sourced electricity program instead, or may opt out entirely.
Those currently purchasing their electricity from a third-party electricity supplier will not be automatically enrolled in the Westchester Power program.
Please see the Westchester Power letter for more detailed information on the program and instructions for switching supply options or opting out of the program entirely. Please note that participants in the program will still have their electricity delivered and billed to them by Con Ed.
We believe that Westchester Power will serve customers well. Should problems arise, however, please inform our City Manager, Marcus Serrano (email@example.com, 914-967-7411).
The City Council hopes that many Rye residents and small businesses will find the program useful, both as a potentially cost-advantaged means of purchasing electricity and as a means of choosing to buy electricity from renewable sources.