At the 2/20/18 meeting, the new village board voted to choose your energy supplier--Community Choice Aggregation a.k.a. Westchester Power a.k.a. Sustainable Westchester. Details are here.
BUT IN PLAIN ENGLISH--from the website--FOR THOSE WHO DON'T WANT TO BE PART OF THIS PROGRAM (Currently approximately 25% of the village is with their own ESCO.)
What To Do If You Don’t Want to Be Part of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)
If you are presently taking power supply from an ESCo, or have blocked your account (see below), your electric service will NOT be affected by CCA.
If you presently are a full service Con Edison electric customer, i.e., have not signed a power supply contract with an ESCo, you can avoid CCA in two ways:
1. Block Your Con Edison Account: At your request, Con Edison will block your account, keeping your supply service with Con Edison until such time as you request that your account be unblocked. To block your account, call the phone number on your bill where it says “For other information”. Work your way through the automated phone prompts by saying “it’s something else” until you reach a live person. Ask that person to block your account. You will be asked for the account number on the bill (find it under your name on the upper left corner of the bill), service address (find it under the account number on your bill), and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number to verify your identity. That’s all there is to it. (YOUR EDITOR HAS BLOCKED HER ACCOUNT; it was relatively painless 1-800-752-6633)
2. Opt-Out: Before CCA takes effect, and any time thereafter, you may opt-out by filling out an online form at https://sw.westchesterpower.org/optOut.html or by calling Westchester Power directly at 914-242-4725. They will ask you for the same information seen on that form: name of your utility, name on the account, email, phone, service address, and your city, state, and zip code.
In either case, the blocking or opt-out may take a full billing cycle to take effect. On the bill, look for “Your Supply Charges”. If it still mentions the name of an ESCo (e.g., Constellation Energy), the switch has not yet taken place. If no ESCo name appears, you’re back on Con Ed supply service.