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Posted on: May 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] April comparison Con Ed vs Sustainable Westchester ESCO rates (Con Ed rates still lower)

Greenburgh is one of 29 communities in Westchester that has been participating in Sustainable Westchester's Community energy program. Around the fifth of each month I post on the town of Greenburgh website ( comparisons between the Con Ed price (which can go up or down) and the Sustainable Westchester price which is fixed at 15.13 cents per kwh till October 2024.

Sustainable Westchester's rates continue to be higher than Con Ed's this month. Please note that Greenburgh and the other local government that have been participating in this program are purchasing green renewable energy. Green energy is more expensive than standard rates.

Last month, in response to a request from Greenburgh officials, Sustainable Westchester sent a letter to every ratepayer who has signed up for the ESCO advising them that Con Ed rates have been lower in recent months -- providing residents with information as to how they can opt out if they desire. Please note that although Con Ed rates are currently lower than the ESCO it's possible that in the coming months that Con Ed rates can be higher because they can go up and down each month.

The comparison prepared by Sustainable Westchester is below.  Ratepayers have the ability to opt out anytime if they desire. If you are having trouble opting out you can also e mail me at and I will follow up.

Greenburgh Residential Electricity Supply Rate Comparison - April 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 - April 2023 Rate Comparison


The Westchester Power program offers two supply options for 100% Renewable and Standard. These rates are fixed until 10/31/2024.


April 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 March who consumed 500 kWh of electricity for the month


  • For a Greenburgh resident on the ConEd supply, that customer would have been charged roughly $40.35 electricity supply
  • For customers enrolled in Westchester Power under the 100% Renewable fixed rate, the charge would have been roughly $75.65
  • All Westchester Power Standard user’s charge would have been $66.80


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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