I’ve been reading some correspondence regarding the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program recently. I am not in favor of the Village of Croton joining this program. I don’t believe that the Board of Trustees should choose how residents obtain their power—and forcing residents to opt-out if they don’t want to participate is unreasonable in my opinion.
Residents can already choose from a number of ESCOs, including renewable sources and Con Ed Solutions—the supplier Sustainable Westchester currently utilizes for the CCA program. Additionally, the savings from the CCA appear to be minimal. There are no guarantees the CCA would be cheaper than other options over the long-term and based on the electricity prices during the last 12 months, residents would have saved approximately $1 per month.
We should leave these important choices in the hands of our residents.
Candidate for Croton-on-Hudson Village Trustee