We have a new resource for you! Just like our ESCO resource to help you navigate renewable electricity suppliers, we have an FAQ for community solar subscription projects available to you, a chart detailing what's available, and information about how you can choose both a renewable energy supplier and subscribe to a community solar project.
Visit the Community Solar FAQ page and download the handy chart.
Hat tip to HeatSmart volunteer Gerri Wiley for providing this resource!
April ESCO Updates
Here is the monthly update on 100% renewable electricity ESCOs (Energy Supply Companies). Visit our ESCO resource page for the April chart.
Our HeatSmart volunteer Gerri Wiley, who provides this information for your consideration, has removed Clean Choice Energy from the ESCO list.
Why? This month Clean Choice Energy advertises four different prices for exactly the same 12 month fixed rate 99% wind/1% solar plan: 5.90 cents/kWh by phone, 6.40 cents/kWh stated on the New York State Power to Choose website, 7.50 cents/kWh on their own website, and 10.8 cents on their mailed flyer.
Thus, we are left with two 100% renewable electricity ESCOs:
1) the reasonable, but variable rate Energy Coop of America (who will make this a fixed rate - budget billing - if you ask. You also need to let NYSEG know to coordinate and fix the their delivery price) and
2) Clearview Energy with an online fixed rate of 5.09 cents/kWh that matches Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance's (MEGA) fossil-nuke plan if your municipality is one of those aggregated (and aggravated) by this supposed CCA venture. Yes...that's right...Clearview's 100% hydropower rate is the same as MEGA's 86% fossil-nuke plan.
Note...With fixed price ESCOs, mark your calendar. When the 12 month contract period expires, your fixed rate becomes variable. To avoid surprises, re-evaluate your choices at the end of the contract period.
View our FAQ page for more information about ESCOs.