VILLAGE OF HAVERSTRAW COMMUNITY CHOICE PROGRAM
The Village of Haverstraw is proud to continue participation in Rockland Community Power, an energy program that provides our residents with cleaner and competitively priced electricity.
Since November 2020 we have joined together with other Rockland communities to leverage the collective purchasing power of our residents and small businesses and negotiate better terms for electricity supply through our Rockland Community Power program. Our two-year supply contract ends at the end of October 2022 and we are looking to go back out to bid this summer for a new fixed-rate, competitively priced supply offering. If we select a supply offering, all eligible residents and small businesses will be notified by mail with information about the program, their choices and how to opt-out of the program. Our goal is to be able to power our homes and businesses with renewable electricity through our renewed Community Choice program.
Rockland Community Power is empowered by community choice aggregation, a NY State policy that enables the Village to determine our own default energy offering, rather than accept the NY State and local utility default. Community choice provides access to renewable electricity at lower prices with reduced volatility through a fixed rate contract. Participation also provides consumer protections, requires no action by those eligible to participate, and benefits appear directly on monthly ORU bills.
While all eligible residents and small businesses are automatically enrolled, they can choose not to participate. ORU continues to be responsible for electricity delivery, billing, and repair services for all utility account holders, regardless of their program participation.
The Village has selected Joule Community Power (CCA Program Administrator) to implement our community choice program.
For the currently active program contract that runs until the end of October 2022, the Village of Haverstraw has chosen 100% renewable energy as the default. There are two fixed-rate electricity supply options under our program:
- 100% New York State Renewable Option, 100% of your electricity supply is matched by Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) provided by New York State renewable power plants (hydropower, wind, solar)
- Standard option, mixture of fossil fuels, nuclear, and some renewable energy.
Residents and small businesses may choose between these supply options, opt-out or opt-into the program at any time by calling (845) 859-9099 ex. 1 or go online to www.rocklandcommunitypower.com and submit your information through the Enrollment/Change Form under “CCA” in the navigation bar,