Renewable Energy for Con Edison Customers [2024 Guide]

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  • May 1, 2024

As New York progresses in its commitment to renewable energy, residents are presented with a variety of opportunities to align with this transition. Con Edison, commonly known as "ConEd", provides its customers avenues to integrate these sustainable energy sources into their daily consumption. While ConEd's shift toward renewables is a reflection of New York's evolving energy landscape, it's important to understand how this larger movement aligns with global sustainability trends. Let's explore the renewable energy opportunities available to ConEd customers in the context of New York's broader push for a sustainable future.

Benefits of Renewable Energy in New York

The shift towards renewable energy comes with plenty of benefits, both environmentally and economically. By replacing fossil fuels with cleaner energy sources, New York is taking definitive steps to reduce its carbon footprint, contributing significantly to global efforts to mitigate climate change.

Additionally, this transition has substantial implications for public health. The phase-out of natural gas-fired plants, often located in densely populated areas like Queens, Bronx, and Harlem, is expected to considerably reduce the emission of pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide.

Moreover, the economic impacts of renewable energy initiatives are profound. In New York State, the recently passed Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA) includes job creation provisions, particularly union jobs in renewable projects. This involves offering retraining and ensuring that new positions are filled by workers transitioning from the non-renewable energy sector. It also guarantees pay rate protection, ensuring that the renewable energy sector contributes to a robust and equitable economy.

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ConEd Renewable Energy Options

ConEd Solar Energy

New York State might not be the sunniest, but solar energy has steadily carved out its place in the state's renewable portfolio. Like many New York residents, Con Edison customers have avenues to engage with residential and community solar solutions. Factors driving this trend include not only rising electricity prices but also a suite of solar incentives available in the state, making solar a compelling choice for many in the Con Edison service area.

ConEd Wind Energy and Hydropower

Beyond just solar, wind energy and hydropower are increasingly becoming key elements of the strategy for renewable energy in New York. Offshore wind farms are especially promising, aiming to address the state's energy needs while reducing environmental footprints. 

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Switching to Renewable Energy with ConEd

Key Factors to Consider in Your Selection

For those thinking about shifting to renewable energy, understanding your unique energy needs and preferences is crucial. As a ConEd customer, you should consider your property size, review your energy consumption trends, and take into account your budgetary constraints. This personal insight can guide your decision, helping you navigate the renewable energy landscape more confidently and making an effective and sustainable choice.

Understanding Renewable Energy Incentives

The state of New York provides numerous incentives to encourage ConEd customers and all residents to switch to renewable energy. The NY-Sun Megawatt (MW) Block incentive, offers a declining incentive structure for solar projects that effectively reduces the cost of solar energy system installations. Additionally, the NY State Solar Energy System Equipment Tax Credit provides a significant credit against the state income tax for residents who purchase and install solar energy systems. By simplifying this process and providing substantial incentives, ConEd is making it easier than ever for customers to switch to solar energy.

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Why ConEd Customers Should Go Renewable With CleanChoice Energy

Switching to renewable energy can be a daunting process, but CleanChoice Energy makes it easy for customers to take the leap. With a Better Business Bureau A+ rating, Gold Certified Business standing, and Net Zero status, CleanChoice Energy meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. These distinctions reinforce the commitment of CleanChoice Energy to creating a positive impact and ensuring customer satisfaction.

So, why should ConEd customers make their switch through CleanChoice Energy?

1. Support Renewable Energy in New York

CleanChoice Energy not only provides customers with renewable energy options, but also contributes significantly to the renewable energy industry in New York and beyond. By creating demand for renewable energy sources, CleanChoice Energy helps drive the growth of the industry, supporting the creation of new jobs, contributing to economic growth, and furthering New York's goals for clean energy.

2. Enjoy 100% Renewable Energy

By choosing CleanChoice Energy, you can enjoy 100% regional renewable energy through ConEd. This means you can support local renewable energy projects while benefiting from the reliability of ConEd's grid.

3. No Change to Your Utility

When you switch to renewable energy, there will be no change to your utility. You will continue to receive the same reliable service from ConEd, with your renewable energy sourced by CleanChoice Energy.

4. No Installations or Upfront Costs

There are no installations or upfront costs when you switch to renewable energy with CleanChoice Energy. You can start enjoying the benefits of clean, renewable energy without any additional financial burden.

5. No Cancellation Fees

If your circumstances change, you can cancel your CleanChoice Energy service at any time, with no cancellation fees. This ensures that you always have the flexibility to choose the energy solution that best suits your needs.

6. Fast, Seamless Sign Up 

Ready to make the switch to clean energy? CleanChoice Energy makes it easy. Just enter your zip code on the CleanChoice Energy website, and you can quickly and easily begin your transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy. Signing up takes just 2 minutes!

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Now is the perfect time to join the green revolution. With CleanChoice Energy, you can make a significant contribution to a more sustainable future. Get started today and experience the benefits of renewable energy.

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