December 04, 2019

MEDIA ALERT: Hudson Valley Community Power to Host Community Solar Reception on Dec. 11th

The Hudson Valley Community Power Team will host a Community Solar Reception at the Industrial Arts Brewing Company in Beacon to celebrate the program’s success and show appreciation for community members. 

Area residents are warmly invited to join the celebration and learn more about the community solar offering and program updates. 


On Wednesday, December 11th, the Hudson Valley Community Power (HVCP) Team will host a Community Solar Reception at the Industrial Arts Brewing Company in Beacon to celebrate the program’s success and the community members who are making it possible. As the first two HVCP supported community solar farms in Wappingers and the Town of Rochester have reached capacity as a result of overwhelming community support, HVCP has lifted the enrollment deadline for the third project currently under construction in Westerlo, NY. The HVCP team will share program updates as enrollment continues, and the program keeps giving back to communities through municipal sustainability funds. The reception will feature municipal leadership from Beacon, Philipstown and Marbletown who will speak about the impact of the growing sustainability funds. The event is free of charge. Food and refreshments made by a local business will be served.

The Hudson Valley Community Power Team

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:30 – 8 pm

Industrial Arts Brewing Company Beacon location - 511 Fishkill Avenue, Beacon NY 12550


The HVCP team is hosting the reception to show appreciation for community solar subscribers and those interested in the program. The event will celebrate community participation to date and the continuation of enrollment at a third site currently under construction in Westerlo, NY. With the lifted enrollment deadline, community members can continue to generate proceeds for their Municipal Sustainability Funds by signing up for community solar. Earnings for these growing funds are already starting to be used by the municipalities of Beacon, Marbletown and Philipstown to initiate new local sustainability programs and projects.

Residents and business owners will be offered the opportunity to learn more about why they should opt in to the program and how this program makes the Hudson Valley Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program launched this summer even more powerful. The solar program offers those who enroll guaranteed savings of approximately 10% annually for supporting solar generation. The savings is made possible by NY State incentives for renewable generation sources. The program is open to all Central Hudson customers, regardless of their participation in the CCA. Both the CCA and community solar programs are administered by Joule Community Power.

About Hudson Valley Community Power

Hudson Valley Community Power is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program comprised of nine communities in New York's Hudson Valley and formed in partnership with Joule Community Power. The program enables participating communities to pool local electricity demand in order to leverage the collective buying power of their residents and small businesses in effort to secure more favorable energy supply rates and designate renewable generation sources. The participating communities include City of Beacon, Village of Cold Spring, Town of Fishkill, Town of Marbletown, Town of New Paltz, Village of New Paltz, Town of Philipstown, City of Poughkeepsie, and Town of Red Hook. For more information, visit

About Joule Community Power
Joule Community Power (Joule) works with municipalities and local partners to empower communities and facilitate their goals of providing residents and businesses with cleaner and cheaper energy. Joule principals were responsible for implementing New York State’s first Community Choice Aggregation Program (CCA)—a program that enables communities to aggregate local energy demand in order to: 1) save money—gain leverage to procure less expensive electricity for residents and businesses, 2) make money—create new revenue opportunities by participating in energy markets, and 3) go green—gain local control to opt for clean and renewable generation sources. Joule is the only company in New York State offering CCA administrative services with a Public Service Commission-approved implementation plan that integrates local renewable energy projects, and only Joule has the expertise, relationships, and experience to effectively design, implement, and manage such a program. Joule’s innovative renewable energy strategy in New York is driving new regulation and encouraging the Public Service Commission to rapidly advance innovative solutions. Learn more at: Joule Community Power is a division of Joule Assets.

Sherry Rothenberg 
Vice President, Marketing 
Joule Community Power 

Charlotte Binns 
Director of Community Outreach 
Joule Community Power