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Canton
SmartPower 20% by 2010
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 76
% of Households: 2.26%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
April 2005View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
Market St
P.O. Box 4
Canton CT 06022
http://www.townofcantonct.org/
Local Clean Energy Contact:
David Sinish
Phone: (860) 693-7870
Email: dsinish@comcast.net
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The Town of Canton uses 3,300,000 kwh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 660,000 kwh in 2010. To date, they have met approximately 8.0% of that goal through the mandatory amount as required by the state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Canton has yet to make a voluntary clean energy purchase.

Town Description:

The Town of Canton is located on U.S. Routes 44 and 202 in the Farmington Valley, 14 miles west of Hartford, Connecticut. Canton is a town of approximately 8,840 residents living within an area of 25 square miles. Canton was first settled in 1737 and was incorporated as a town in 1806. The Town developed from four distinct villages which remain today. Canton Center, Canton, Collinsville (originally named South Canton) and North Canton all retain many of their original historic structures. Canton Center and Collinsville each contain National Register Historic Districts filled with Colonial and Victorian homes. Collinsville is the seat of Town government and contains the Town Hall, Police Department and Canton Public Library. Principal industries include software development, manufacturing of brass, chemicals, electromagnetic clutches and brakes, moment of inertia measuring instruments, plastic components, and wrought iron.

Local Press Coverage:
Hooray for Clean Energy - Letter to the Editor    Thursday September 1st, 2005
Written In The Wind    Monday February 6th, 2006
Quotes:
"It is incumbent upon communities to embrace alternative forms of energy as evidenced by the rising gas costs. If all of us [support clean energy], it can make a big difference. I'm glad to see we're moving forward in a positive direction. "
Mary Tomolonius
First Selectman of Canton
"We are fortunate to live in Connecticut because we can now sign up for the 100% clean energy option through our utilities! It is easy and only adds about $5.50 to $5.75 per month for the average residential customer. If everyone signed up, the benefits for our health, for the land, for animals and for plants would be enormous. Such a change would also address the global warming issue. Please take the time now...if you have not already...to go to www.ctcleanenergyoptions.com and sign up with Sterling Planet or Community Energy "
Judi Friedman
Canton resident
"I am so excited to know that when I buy clean energy, I am helping my town, too! Just think how much money Canton will save (and our taxes) when they start to receive a free solar photovoltaic panel for every 100 of us who sign up. "
Barbara Backman
Canton resident
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