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SmartPower 20% by 2010
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 79.5
% of Households: 0.90%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
August 2005View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
84 South Main Street
Cheshire CT 06410
Local Clean Energy Contact:
Rich Ogurick
Clean Energy Installations:
Whole Foods Data from a 121 kW solar array
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The Town of Cheshire uses 11,700 MWh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 2,340 MWh in 2010. To date, Cheshire has met close to 25% of that goal through both their voluntary use of clean energy as well as the mandatory amount as required by the state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).

Local Clean Energy Supporters:
Little Portion Acres- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Town of Cheshire- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Whole Foods (Distribution Center)- Renewable Energy Choice
Town Description:

Welcome to the Town of Cheshire, a residential community located in New Haven County with a population of 29,187. Cheshire, originally a part of the Town of Wallingford, was settled in 1694 and incorporated as a town in May of 1780. Located in the south central section of the State of Connecticut, Cheshire is approximately 14 miles north of New Haven and 25 miles southwest of Hartford, easily accessible from Interstates 84, 91 and 691 and state routes 70, 68, and 10. The Town has a land area of 33 square miles and is bounded on the north by Southington and Wolcott, on the east by Meriden and Wallingford, on the south by Hamden, and on the west by Prospect and Waterbury.

For its first 170 years, Cheshire was predominantly a rural farming community. During the past 50 years, the Town has become a residential suburban community. Despite significant industrial and commercial growth, Cheshire retains its rural characteristics with thousands of acres of open space and an active agricultural industry. In fact, Cheshire has been designated the "Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut" by the Connecticut General Assembly because of its abundance of bedding plant growers.

Cheshire is a family-oriented community that supports an excellent school system. Historic homes blend with newer tree-lined neighborhoods. Local retailers provide a variety of goods and services, with commercial and industrial businesses unobtrusively rounding out the composition of the community.

Local Press Coverage:
Cheshire Works Toward Using More Renewable Energy    Thursday August 25th, 2005
Information Program on Clean Energy Campaign    Thursday September 22nd, 2005
Learning about Our Clean Energy Options from Cheshire Energy Commission    Thursday September 29th, 2005
A High Energy Commission    Thursday September 29th, 2005
Follow Town's Lead and Sign-Up for Clean Energy    Thursday September 29th, 2005
Bethany, Cheshire Team Up to Promote Green Energy    Saturday February 11th, 2006
Residents, Businesses, Groups are Urged to Participate in Initiative for Clean Energy    Thursday February 23rd, 2006
Cheshire Is Far From Being #1 When It Comes to Saving Energy    Thursday July 13th, 2006
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