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Posted on: February 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] COMPARISON CON ED VS. ESCO (Con Ed rates are still lower)

On the 5th of every month the Town of Greenburgh will post a comparison of Con Ed rates and the rates Greenburgh residents and residents of other communities served by Westchester Power are paying.

You can opt out anytime. Con Ed rates can go up or down each month. The ESCO rates are fixed and can't go up or down for the life of the contract--till October, 2024


Greenburgh Residential Electricity Supply Rate Comparison - January 2023

Westchester Power vs. Con Edison




Westchester Power Program Background


The Town of Greenburgh participates in a Community Energy Program known as Westchester Power. This electricity supply program is managed by the local nonprofit Sustainable Westchester on behalf of the 29 participating municipalities in Westchester County. The program empowers the county and its residents to actively work towards a vision for a healthy and sustainable future by supporting renewable energy. Residents benefit from the fixed price program model that provides cost control assurance on their electric supply charges.


Westchester Power Contract - January 2023 Rate Comparison


The Westchester Power program offers two supply options for 100% Renewable and Standard. These rates are fixed until 10/31/2022.


January 2023 Residential Rates



Average Con Edison Standard Rate


WP 100% Renewable Fixed Rate


WP Standard Supply







Below is an approximate electricity cost comparison for a hypothetical Greenburgh resident in January who consumed 500 kWh of electricity for the month


  • For a Greenburgh resident on the ConEd supply, that customer would have been charged roughly $64.85 electricity supply
  • For customers enrolled in Westchester Power under the 100% Renewable fixed rate, the charge would have been roughly $76.40
  • Al Westchester Power Standard user’s charge would have been $66.80


Energy Market Prices Going Forward


The market forecasts for this Winter expect prices for electricity to go substantially higher for customers. Con Edison has warned customers of surging prices for this Winter and has already seen their rates climb. Again, Westchester Power rates

remained fixed month-to-month regardless of market prices. For insight into electricity price rises in New York and the reasons for them, refer to these useful statements from official sources:


 Con Edison Offering Assistance As Energy Market Prices Surge 


 New York Independent System Operator Press Release - Global Economic Factors

 Continue to Drive the Cost of Energy up in New York


 Governor Hochul Announces Actions to Prepare New Yorkers for Rising Global Energy 

 Costs This Winter




Options for Greenburgh Residents


Residents who want to enroll, change their supply, or opt out can visit the Westchester Power web page and fill out the applicable online form on the Sustainable Westchester website at, email, or call Sustainable Westchester at (914) 242-4725 ext. 111 for live assistance.


  • Want to enroll?

    • Greenburgh residents who are not currently enrolled in the program (including those who have previously opted-out of the Westchester Power electricity supply in the past) still have the ability to opt-in and participate, as the current contract price is locked in until October 31, 2024.
  • Want to change supply options?

  • For residents already participating in the program at either the 100%

Renewable or Standard Supply fixed rates, you can change your supply option at any time. Whether you want to move into the 100% Renewable supply to maximize your clean energy impact, or switch to the Standard Supply for a better financial option, the choice is yours.

  • Want to opt-out of Westchester Power altogether?

    • Residents participating in the program can opt-out at any point they wish with no hassle, penalty, or fees.

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