TOWN OF GENEVA’S COMMUNITY CHOICE PROGRAM
FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY CHOICE
The Town of Geneva is proud to continue participation in Finger Lakes Community Choice, an energy program that provides our residents with cleaner and cheaper electricity.
Since July 2019, we have leveraged the collective purchasing power of our residents and small businesses to negotiate better terms for electricity supply. In July 2021, we will continue to be able to power our homes and businesses with 100% renewable electricity at the stable price of $0.0579/kWh.
Finger Lakes Community Choice is empowered by community choice aggregation, a NY State policy that enables the town 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 NYSEG bills.
While all eligible residents and small businesses are automatically enrolled, they can choose not to participate. NYSEG continues to be responsible for electricity delivery, billing, and repair services for all utility account holders, regardless of their program participation.
The town has selected Joule Community Power (CCA Program Administrator) to implement our community choice program with support from Roctricity. The program will continue with new pricing July 2021, and remain stable for 24-months.
The Town of Geneva has chosen the 100% NYS Renewable Option as the default. Eligible residents and small businesses will automatically be enrolled in the 100% NYS Renewable Option unless they choose the 50% NYS Renewable Option or opt-out of the program. There are 3 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)
- 50% Renewable Option, 50% of your electricity supply is matched by Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) provided by New York State renewable power plants (hydropower, wind, solar) and 50% of your electricity supply is matched by Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) provided by national wind. This option is not considered a 100% renewable electricity option by New York State.
- 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 (585) 244-0244 or online at www.fingerlakescommunitychoice.com.
For all options, Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. will be your new supplier, beginning on your first meter-read after July 1, 2021. The new rate will remain fixed for a 24-month period through June 2023.
Please contact the Finger Lakes Community Choice team with any questions about the program or any mailings you receive at (585) 244-0244 or email@example.com
Learn more: Check out our program FAQs