ROCHESTER COMMUNITY POWER

The City of Rochester has authorized Rochester Community Power (RCP), a local Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that will leverage the collective purchasing power of city residents to negotiate better terms for energy supply contracts and purchase 100% renewable electricity for residents and small businesses. The City has selected Joule Community Power (CCA Program Administrator) and Roctricity (local outreach partner) to implement Rochester Community Power. This program will be launched in early 2021.

Public Information Meetings

Attend a Public Information Zoom Meeting to learn more about CCA and Rochester Community Power. 

Update:

December 9 at 7:00 p.m. Zoom online meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88158505956To join by telephone: dial 646 876 9923 or 301 715 8592 and enter Webinar ID: 881 5850 5956

December 10 at 7:00 p.m. Zoom online meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81772949850 To join by telephone: dial 646 876 9923 or 301 715 8592 and enter Webinar ID: 817 7294 9850 

See flyer below and visit rochestercommunitypower.com/events for more information about joining these virtual Zoom meetings via computer or phone.                                         

RCP Meetings Flyer 2020 FINAL


Benefits of CCA

CCA is an energy procurement program that shifts the control of selecting the default electricity supplier from the utility/State to the local municipality. As a result, the City can choose an electricity supplier offering lower electric rates with reduced price volatility through fixed rates and longer-term contracts, and purchase electricity from 100% renewable sources. This creates market pressure to increase the supply of clean energy and reduce the demand for carbon-producing fossil fuels, accelerating the transition to renewable energy and encouraging local renewable energy development and jobs. The result is cost savings for residents and a more resilient city powered by clean energy.

Eligible CCA participants can choose to opt out of the program. Rochester Gas & Electric will continue to deliver electricity, maintain power lines, and respond to service outages. Customers will still receive only one bill each month, directly from RG&E, that will reflect the change in electricity supplier to Rochester Community Power. Through Rochester Community Power, the City of Rochester will continue to pursue clean energy goals and our community-wide Climate Action Plan’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030 (from 2010 baseline). CCA is a high-impact action that will further strengthen our Clean Energy Community designation from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Questions

If you have questions or need more detailed information about Rochester Community Power, visit rochestercommunitypower.com or call our local outreach partner, Roctricity at (585) 244-0244.

For more general information about CCA, CCA factsheets and FAQs, visit the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's CCA page here.