Village of Saranac Lake Community Power Program
Date Posted: Dec. 16th 2022
The Village of Saranac Lake is forming the Village of Saranac Lake Community Power energy program which would enable the Village to provide eligible residents and small businesses with the benefits of renewable electricity supply.
Formed in partnership with Joule Community Power, a division of Joule Assets, Inc., Village of Saranac Lake Community Power is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that enables the Village to pool local electricity demand in order to leverage the collective buying power of their residents and small businesses in an effort to secure more favorable terms on their energy supply, protect consumers, and support renewable generation sources.
In spring 2023, the Village will be presented with prices and the option to select between a fixed-rate or a variable-rate offer. Market conditions, including price volatility and the need to maximize the availability of renewable electricity supply may lead to the variable-rate offer providing the best value to residents and small businesses.
If the Village selects a supplier and offering, all eligible residents and small businesses will be notified by letter in the spring/summer 2023 of the details, their choices and how to opt-out. Participants can opt-out or opt back into the program at any time with no penalty by phone or online form. By participating in the program, residents and small businesses can access competitively priced electricity supply with no individual contract and their utility provider will not change.
Public information sessions will be scheduled over the next two months. These sessions will provide general information, explain the benefits of participation by our residents and small businesses, and answer your questions.
Additional information sessions will occur in 2023 if the Village signs a contract for CCA electricity supply. Information on upcoming information sessions can be found here:
INFO SESSION - SEPTEMBER 6
Join in person in the Village Board Room or online https://bit.ly/sc9623
Or via phone, call +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 810 7042 7859
Village of Saranac Lake
Cassandra Hopkins, Community Development Administrative Assistant
(518)891-4150 ext. 234
Joule Community Power
Hannah Karp-Chester, CCA Operations Coordinator
Climate Smart Communtiies Task Force
Erin Griffin, Task Force Coordinator
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How will the CCA program affect me? Answer.
Will the community choice supply program replace my utility? Answer.
Will the CCA program replace a current ESCO agreement? Answer.
How will the energy supplier be chosen? Answer.
What if I don't want to participate in the CCA program? Answer.
Who is not automatically enrolled in the CCA program? Answer.
Can I opt-in or opt-out of the CCA program? Answer.
Can I participate if I have my own solar? Answer.