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A Clean Energy Community
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 200.0
% of Households: 1.08%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
May 2005View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
245 DeKoven Drive
P.O. Box P.O. Box 1
Middletown CT 06457
Local Clean Energy Contact:
Ron Klattenberg
Phone: 860-604-1570
Fax: (860) 344-3590
Clean Energy Installations:
Middletown High School Data from the 2 kW solar array installed by Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The City of Middletown uses 16,499,000 kwh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 3,299,000 kwh in 2010. To date, they have met over 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:
Bianco Giolitto Weston- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Congregation Adath Israel- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Environmental Recovery, LLC- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Gomola & DiBella, LLP- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Jay Keiser Real Estate- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Lore Associates- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Newfield Street Affiliates- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Unison Health Services Inc.- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Wesleyan University- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
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Now Accepting Proposals
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Project Deadline: TBD
Town Description:

Middletown is located in the center of the State of Connecticut, and is the largest city in Middlesex County. The population of Middletown is approximately 45,000 people and the area of the city is approximately 41 Square Miles. English settlers established Middletown in 1651 as an important port city on the Connecticut River.

Middletown is home to a diverse business community, which includes the likes of Aetna/US Healthcare, United Technologies/Pratt and Whitney and Middlesex Mutual Assurance. Other major employers in the City include Middlesex Hospital, Connecticut Valley Hospital Connecticut Light & Power and Wesleyan University, which is also “home” to approximately 3,000 students. The Central Business District is centered around Main Street, which includes many restaurants and specialty shops, including a newly opened 12 screen stadium style movie theater and a 100 room inn with conference and banquet facilities on site.

Local Press Coverage:
Solar Electric System Installed At Middletown High School    
City and Wesleyan Plan Earth Day Activities    Tuesday April 19th, 2005
Cleaning Up Energy Usage    Monday May 2nd, 2005
Wesleyan, city conserve energy    Tuesday May 10th, 2005
Clean Energy    Friday June 17th, 2005
Old Middletown High School to Receive Solar Panel    Wednesday October 19th, 2005
Middletown has Proven Leader in Charge - Editorial and Commentary    Tuesday October 25th, 2005
Support demand for renewable energy    Monday January 9th, 2006
Clean Energy Lesson for Vo-Ag Students    Monday January 30th, 2006
Middletown makes clean energy purchase from wind energy company    Tuesday January 31st, 2006
Town Takes An Energy Pledge    Thursday February 2nd, 2006
More committing to clean energy    Monday February 27th, 2006
Move to clean energy    Friday April 21st, 2006
Make a clean energy choice for cleaner air    Friday May 5th, 2006
City, Wesleyan pair to benefit kids    Monday May 8th, 2006
"“Middletown hopes to set a positive example and demonstrate leadership in promoting renewable energy. We have a duty to find ways to manage our city’s energy demand. We are committed to achieve the 20% by 2010 goal and help to improve air quality, protect the environment and reduce dependence on oil. Renewable energy will play an important part in Middletown’s long term energy planning.” "
Domenique S. Thornton
Former Mayor, City of Middletown
""The federal government has failed to develop a sound energy policy of conservation and alternative energy sources. Consequently, individuals need to take the lead by supporting energy from clean, renewable sources. I am proud to have chosen CT Clean Energy Options for both my home and my real estate agency.” "
Jay Keiser
Middletown resident and owner, Jay Keiser Real Estate, LLC
"“The Clean Energy Community Program is an exciting partnership opportunity for municipalities. It is Middletown’s hope and goal to see clean, efficient and free electricity flow from solar units installed on government buildings and schools throughout the city. All communities need to play a vital role in advancing this technology due to increasing demand. We believe our goal can be achieved by educating the public about the opportunities provided by renewable energy and the importance of this program.” "
Ronald P. Klattenberg
Councilman, City of Middletown
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