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A Clean Energy Community
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 214.0
% of Households: 1.20%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
February 2005View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
Sullivan Independence Hall
Fairfield CT 06824
Local Clean Energy Contact:
Larry Kaley
Phone: (203) 255-4132
Here Comes the Sun - You and a Neighbor are Invited
2006-10-30     Fairfield Woods Middle School    Here Comes the Sun - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9:30 a.m.     Directions
Clean Energy Installations:
Fairfield Water Pollution Control Authority Data from a 200 kW UTC Fuel Cell installation
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The Town of Fairfield uses 26,440 MWh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 4,932 MWh in 2010. To date, Fairfield has met approximately 25% of that goal with both voluntary use of clean energy as well as the mandatory amount as required by the state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).

Local Clean Energy Supporters:
Tide Mill Associates- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Town of Fairfield- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
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Town Description:

The town of Fairfield is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Fairfield is a town of more than 58,400 residents and is located on the coast of Long Island Sound between the cities of Bridgeport and Stamford. The town was settled in 1639 and covers an area of 30.6 square miles. Among Fairfield’s attractions are five public beaches, numerous scenic parks and open spaces, including Lake Mohegan, and historic districts such as Old Post Road, Southport and Greenfield Hill. The town is also home to General Electric’s Corporate Headquarters, as well as Fairfield and Sacred Heart Universities.

Fairfield operates under a Representative Town Meeting form of government with members elected by the residents of the voting districts of the town. The administration of town affairs lies with the three member Board of Selectmen. The First Selectman, Kenneth Flatto, is the town's chief administrative officer and highest elected official.

Local Press Coverage:
Fairfield Honored as 'Clean Energy Community'    Friday February 25th, 2005
Task Force Asks Residents to Consider Energy Options    Friday April 15th, 2005
Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force Kicks Off Campaign    Friday April 29th, 2005
Directions to a clean, healthy sustainable energy future    Thursday May 12th, 2005
Opinion - Easy to Do    Wednesday June 8th, 2005
Clean Energy Workshops Tommorrow    Wednesday June 22nd, 2005
Clearing the air at Stratfield School    Thursday July 7th, 2005
A Simple Way    Friday July 8th, 2005
Letter to the Editor - Switch to Renewable Energy    Thursday August 11th, 2005
Choose clean energy for future    Thursday September 15th, 2005
In Support of Wind Generation    Friday September 16th, 2005
Town Receives Solar Panel    Tuesday November 22nd, 2005
Support Greenhouse Gas Initiative    Wednesday November 23rd, 2005
Fairfield is First Clean Energy Community in County    Thursday December 1st, 2005
Do Your Part for Clean Energy - Letter to the Editor    Thursday December 8th, 2005
Town Committed to Clean Energy    Saturday February 25th, 2006
Eath Day Celebration Tommorrow at Schools    Friday May 19th, 2006
"Fairfield is already supporting clean energy with the installation of our WPCA fuel cell, methane-fueled microturbine and solar panels planned for our composting facility. We are seeking environmentally friendly approaches wherever possible and the 20% by 2010 campaign is the next logical step in the process."
Ken Flatto
Fairfield First Selectman
"The idea that we can help build an infrastructure for the generation of cleaner, safer electricity makes so much sense. Our town also gets a credit toward its own solar array for each resident who signs up. We understand that we are contributing to the supply in the entire grid that we are hooked into and that the vast majority of our power will continue to come from the same plant nearby. And that if the wind isn't blowing our lights won't go out. We estimate that the 100% option will cost us an extra $10 a month. That's a small price for anyone to pay for cleaner air and greater security. I can't see why anyone who cares about the health of their children or this country's security would not sign up for this program. "
Doug Jones
Fairfield resident and Member of Fairfield Representative Town Meeting
"Fairfield is excited about the opportunity afforded to it by the Clean Energy Communities program. The Town is planning to install a 55KW PV unit at its wastewater treatment facility, with the assistance of a CT Clean Energy fund grant. That PV system will be available on line in real time to our schools. The Clean Energy Communities program gives Fairfield the chance to earn multiple, smaller PV units and put them in the schools. The science staff at the schools is planning to incorporate all the data as a hands-on piece of the science program. "
Ed Boman
Assistant Director of Public Works, Town of Fairfield
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