Community Energy Programs for Municipalities

To control rising costs and improve the environment, PowerMarket serves local governments by delivering turnkey clean energy programs that communities can be proud of.

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Next-Level Climate Action

PowerMarket’s technology platform, knowledge, and program design make community energy programs easy and quick to implement, while demonstrating a high standard of environmental leadership. PowerMarket can help you if you want to:

Capture the Economic Benefits of Clean Energy

PowerMarket’s programs put credits on existing electricity bill each month so that participants pay less for electricity. These credits will go toward offsetting utility costs, allowing you to save money and contribute to a more sustainable future. It's that simple.

Dramatically Reduce the Carbon Footprint

Local governments - the state's cities, towns, villages and counties - are uniquely positioned to have big, community-scale impact. Community energy programs are among the highest impact actions local governments can take to reduce their carbon emissions.

Get Recognized for Your Leadership

Communities are well positioned to earn points and grants through state climate and clean energy programs. We’ll help you publicize your accomplishments with public announcements, social media, website postings, and other forms of community outreach and education.

Program Options

Municipal leaders want to make clean energy affordable and accessible to everyone. PowerMarket offers the following community energy programs. To significantly reduce the staff-time needed to implement these programs, our procurement toolkit includes solicitation templates, sample resolutions, and other tools and resources.

  • Enroll Municipal Buildings and Facilities into Community Solar
  • Achieve 100% Renewable Energy for Municial Operations
  • Launch a Community Solar Clean Energy Campaign
  • Implement a Community Choice Aggregation Program
  • Enroll Municipal Buildings

    Community solar is a state-authorized program designed to save money on local clean energy. Enrolling municipal buildings and facilities into community solar is quick and easy and it costs nothing. Community solar is a great option because it will typically save a local government thousands of dollars in rising utility costs, right when they need it most.

  • Achieve 100% Renewable Electricity for Municipal Operations

    Local governments purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to demonstrate that 100% of the electricity for municipal operations is sourced from clean, renewable energy resources generated in New York. Claim major reductions in the carbon footprint of municipal operations.

  • Launch a Community Clean Energy Campaign

    PowerMarket is ready to serve as your campaign's’ partner to develop and launch community campaigns for community solar and other distributed energy resources. We are highly experienced helping municipalities successfully complete campaigns to meet state grant program requirements.

  • Implement a Community Choice Aggregation Program

    Make clean energy affordable and accessible to everyone. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a powerful policy tool that enables New York cities, towns, and villages to speed the transition to locally generated clean energy. The Opt-Out Community Solar option provide guaranteed utility bill savings for thousands of CCA members at no cost to the local government.

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Trusted by Leading Municipalities

PowerMarket has been selected by a range of municipalities and related entities to help them transition to clean energy. A few of our clients include:

  • Ulster County

  • Town of Hebron

  • Town of LaFayette

  • Village of Avon

  • Village of Pulaski

  • Albany County Water Purification District

  • Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library

  • Albany County

  • City of New Rochelle

  • Town of Queensbury

  • City of Hoboken

  • City of Kingston

  • Village of Hastings-On-Hudson

  • Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers

What Officials are Saying

"The PowerMarket team has been engaged, professional and effective at promoting community solar to County residents as well as serving as a resource in the development of our program."

Nick Hvozda

Director - Ulster County Department of the Environment

"We expect that PowerMarket will be a great community solar resource and partner to other housing organizations as they have been for us during this process."

Wilson Kimball

President and CEO - Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY)

Supported by Powerful Technology

PowerMarket’s program management platform drives efficiencies in enrolling and managing large numbers of customers and creates superior customer experiences. The result is better customer engagement at lower cost.

PowerMarket Open Energy PlatformTM

PowerMarket’s Open Energy Platform™ is a program management and customer engagement platform that provides functionality needed to support all of PowerMarket’s clean energy programs including CCA, community solar, and other Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). Its modular architecture and configurable components allow us to support a wide variety of clean energy products and services. The platform is a highly customizable and secure solutions to scale as our clients’ clean energy programs scale, with full integration and white-label capabilities. The platform also provides for flexible billing workflows and billing services, making enrollement into new offerings fully turnkey and seamless.

Personal Dashboard

PowerMarket provides a fully interactive personal dashboard for anyone enrolled though one of our programs. After a simple sign-up and onboarding, users can view the current status of their participation, their monthly and cumulative savings, and their environmental impact. The self-service interface makes it easy to enroll in new programs and switch subscription preferences. The platform helps individuals see the important impact they are having on the community energy picture.

Data Security

PowerMarket takes the security of our community solar subscriber and developer client data and information very seriously. We have undergone multiple audits and IT diligence assessments from investor-owned utilities and Fortune 500, publicly traded energy companies, receiving exceptional marks on our security protocols. Our cloud-native software forms the backbone of the suite of community energy services we provide.

About PowerMarket

Founded in 2014, PowerMarket is committed to making clean energy more accessible, affordable, and widespread. Managing more than 50,000 subscribers and over 525 MW of community solar across nine states, PowerMarket is a recognized market leader in partnering with community solar developers to acquire customers and provide customer support and management services.

All data shown is generated in real time directly from our platform

Community solar subscriptions managed by PowerMarket

50,000

Community solar capacity under management

525 MW

States in which PowerMarket manages community solar

9

Download your free guide today

Intro to Community Clean Energy Programs is a beginner-friendly guide where you can learn the basics of community clean energy programs and explore the different options to drive significant value for you and your constituents.

This in-depth guide will help if you want to:
  • Save potentially thousands of dollars and combat the sharp increases in utility prices

  • Increase access to clean energy at scale

  • Earn points and grants through state climate and clean energy programs

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Take the journey with us.

Our team has deep local government experience and regulatory know-how. We stand ready to provide expert advice and strategy to help you get the most out of your clean energy initiatives.