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A Clean Energy Community
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 110.5
% of Households: 3.59%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
November 2004View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
33 East Main St.
Portland CT 06480
Local Clean Energy Contact:
Andy Bauer
Phone: (860) 342-1379
Fax: (860) 342-6714
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The Town of Portland uses 4,320,000 kwh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 864,000 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:
Town of Portland- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Community Innovations Grants:
Click here to download the Grant Solicitation Letter
Click here to download the CTCleanEnergyOptions Sign-Up Form for your town
Click here to download the Grant Guidelines
Boy Scouts of America - Troop 2
The Boy Scouts are a nationally recognized organization that is well known for teaching conservation and self-reliance to young men. The local troop will be working to sign-up customers to the CTCleanEnergyOptions program for the purpose of acquiring funds for an emergency communications system that they would like to be powered by solar photovoltaics. The troop plans to attract local media in their efforts through the Rivereast, Middletown Press, and the Hartford Courant newspapers.
Contact Charles Shaffer - Troop Committee Chairman for more information
Project Deadline: October 15, 2006
Town Description:

Portland, CT is a quiet Yankee village of about 8,600 residents on the east side of the Connecticut River. Many consider it to be one of the best-kept secrets in New England. Portland has maintained its solid Yankee roots while offering quality, up-to-date services. Traveling to Portland offers a contrast between the heritage of our quiet town and the quick-paced tension of the city.

19th Century quarries supplied the brownstone for buildings in New York City. They remain as a scenic natural resource, reminiscent of Portlandís past. Ship-building has been replaced by marinas. Geological mining sites are now preserved within a beautifully sculpted 18 hole golf course. Surnames of immigrant quarry workers, tobacco farmers, ship-builders and early entrepreneurs still populate the area, living remnants of Portlandís history

Local Press Coverage:
Letter to the Editor - Cleaner Portland    Friday April 8th, 2005
Clean Energy Task Force Holds First Meeting    Friday April 8th, 2005
Clean Energy - Letter to the Editor    Friday September 16th, 2005
Clean Energy - Letter to the Editor    Friday October 7th, 2005
Clean Energy - Letter to the Editor    Friday October 21st, 2005
Town Takes An Energy Pledge    Thursday February 2nd, 2006
Clean Energy Task Force    Friday February 24th, 2006
Clean Energy Task Force Meeting    Friday March 17th, 2006
Portland Faces Impending Clean Energy Deadline    Friday April 21st, 2006
Clean Energy Task Force    Friday May 12th, 2006
Portland Clean Energy    Friday June 16th, 2006
Portland Reaches Clean Energy Milestone    Friday June 23rd, 2006
Clean Energy Meeting    Friday August 18th, 2006
"By supporting clean, renewable energy sources we are connecting to the future and supporting our children's environment. Enrolling in CT Clean Energy Options is an easy way to contribute to this important goal."
Laurie and John Kelly
Portland residents
"All municipalities should consider joining this program. We have no storage site for nuclear waste and our dependence on foreign fuels is problematic at best. We either pay a little bit now for the development of clean, sustainable and domestic energy sources, or weíll pay a lot more later."
Donald Goodrich
Portland Director of Finance
"At a time when real clean energy choices are available, we need to choose them. This campaign offers a way for towns, businesses and homeowners to support the development the energy sources we so desperately need, without the drawbacks associated with fossil fuels or nuclear power."
Thomas W. Flood, Jr.
Portland Selectman
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