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SmartPower 20% by 2010
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 25
% of Households: 0.92%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
February 2005View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
29 West Avenue
Essex CT 06426
Local Clean Energy Contact:
Frank Hall
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The Town of Essex uses 576,000 kwh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 115,000 kwh in 2010. To date, they have met approximately 8% of that goal through the mandatory amount as required by the state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Essex has yet to make a voluntary clean energy purchase.

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Town Description:

The town of Essex consists of three unique villages; Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton. Located half way between New York City and Boston, and a short commute to the capitol city of Hartford, Essex, the city is well known for its beautiful landscapes, majestic trees and gardens, and fascinating architecture..

Essex was settled around the Falls River, which flows eastwardly from the hills of Ivoryton, through the plains of Centerbrook, along the rocky heights of Essex Village down to the sparking Connecticut River. Known for our long tradition of benevolence and volunteerism we bring a "can-do" vibrancy to our communities, reminiscent of our Yankee past. We have many cultural, historical and educational attractions as well, from the Essex Steam Train to the Ivoryton Playhouse to the Connecticut River Museum, Connecticut Audubon Ecotravel, the Bushy Hill Nature Center, and Sailing Masters of 1812. We invite you to come to our town and experience, explore and enjoy the small-town enchantment of Essex, Connecticut.

Local Press Coverage:
Communities Line Up to Join SmartPower    Tuesday March 28th, 2006
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