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New Britain
SmartPower 20% by 2010
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 77.5
% of Households: 0.31%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
February 2005View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
27 West Main Street
New Britain CT 06051
Local Clean Energy Contact:
Rick Lopes
Phone: (860) 612-0282
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The City of New Britain uses 18,000 MWh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 3,600 MWh 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). New Britain has yet to make a voluntary clean energy purchase.

Local Clean Energy Supporters:
Department of Public Utility Control- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy and Sterling Planet
Priority Electric, Inc.- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Sisters of Mercy- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Town Description:

The City of New Britain has a diverse population, and a rich history. Tucked into our many neighborhoods are 1,200 acres of the best park system in the state, sporting complexes and a treasure-trove of cultural attractions waiting to be discovered.

Visitors can enjoy a hotdog while watching New Britain's Double-A baseball team, the Rock Cats, play a game at the friendly confines of the Willow Brook Park Sports Complex; play a round of golf at the newly redesigned, 27 hole, Stanley Golf Course; or simply take a quiet stroll through historic Walnut Hill Park and you will get a taste of the many different recreational activities New Britain has to offer.

New Britain's business community is a rich mix of manufacturing, medical, high-tech industry and small to mid-sized businesses, which fuel our regional economy. Central Connecticut State University also has proved to be a fantastic partner for business development and support through their main campus and CCSU's Institute for Technology and Business Development, located in the heart of downtown.

Local Press Coverage:
City Pledges to Use Clean Energy    Thursday February 24th, 2005
City Opts for Clean Energy Sources    Saturday April 16th, 2005
More committing to green energy    Monday February 27th, 2006
"If enough people [support clean energy] it will be a viable way of weaning our state and country off of foreign sources of oil and other dirty sources of energy. And the more people buy clean energy dramatically lowers the price of what clean energy costs. "
Rick Lopes
New Britain Common Council
"The Clean Energy Options program is an exciting opportunity for residents of Connecticut. It is terrific that under the leadership of Mayor Tim Stewart, New Britain, a community where I both live and work has committed to 20% by 2010. My decision to buy clean energy for my family’s electricity needs is one small but important action to clean up our environment not just for today but for the future. I hope that more and more New Britain residents will choose clean energy options which will help provide New Britain city buildings with solar panels, a clean source of energy. By working together, we can help put New Britain on the map as a clean energy leader in Connecticut. "
Mary Healey
Office of Consumer Counsel
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