WPCNR THE POWER STORY. By John F. Bailey. July 20, 2022 updated 11:26 PM EDT :
In a unanimous vote in a Special Meeting Tuesday night, the Town of Greenburgh voted unanimously to stay with Sustainable Westchester as the organization rebids a wider range of possible green energy and traditional suppliers for its 29 Westchester towns and cities (including White Plains).
The Town Board heard via Zoom from Dan Welch of Sustainable Westchester who explained the situation going forward as of Tuesday night. Here is video of first the vote, and Mr. Welch’s remarks
The story so far:
Sustainable Westchester has retained Transparent Energy of Fairfield New Jersey to poll energy suppliers nationally to attempt to get a lower fixed rate. Transparent Energy has confirmed this to WPCNR. Welsh in his remarks above in the video said 24 communities in the original 28 cities and towns have continued with the Sustainable Westchester group energy buy, (including we believe,White Plains).
The city of White Plains has neither confirmed or denied that they have approved another participation, or whether Mr. Welsh will be addressing the Mayor and Common Council on what to expect ahead. Welsh said that Yonkers is about to consider voting on joining the consortium as of last night. He also said Yorktown is expected to join.
He said the next duration of the new contract could as short as 1 year to 3 years depending on how the bids come in.