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West Hartford
A Clean Energy Community
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 473.5
% of Households: 2.10%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
January 2005View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
50 South Main Street
West hartford CT 06107
Local Clean Energy Contact:
Ray Gorski
Phone: (860) 561-7927
Fax: (860) 561-7938
Clean Energy Installations:
University of Hartford Data from a 17.5 kW solar array
West Hartford Town Hall Data from the 3 kW solar array installed by Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The Town of West Hartford uses 18,600 MWh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 3,720 MWh in 2010. To date, West Hartford has met approximately 50% of that goal primarily through a voluntary purchase of 1,500 MWh and partially through 380 MWh from the mandatory state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).

Local Clean Energy Supporters:
Bazilian & Company, Inc.- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendants- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Connecticut Citizen Action Group- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
First Baptist Church- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Hartford Monthly Meeting- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
The Lawson Valentine Foundation- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Town of West Hartford- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Whole Foods- Renewable Energy Choice
Community Innovations Grants:
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Community Innovations Grants Program
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Project Deadline: TBD
Town Description:

West Hartford is located in Central Connecticut adjacent to and west of the City of Hartford, the state capital. Immediate neighboring towns are Bloomfield, Newington, Farmington and Avon. The Town encompasses 22.2 square miles and has a population of 61,046 (2000 Census). West Hartford is a residential suburb of the Hartford metropolitan area. The Town encompasses a full range of quality housing from starter homes to luxury estates.

There is a wealth of shopping opportunities, from neighborhood stores to regional shopping centers including the renowned West Hartford Center and Westfarms Mall. Additionally, West Hartford has well-established manufacturing companies that employ a highly skilled labor force. Although well developed, West Hartford has commercial and industrial land available, in particular in the southeast section of town.

The West Hartford school system has been recognized for years as one of the best in the state. The Town has earned a reputation of excellence for its many recreational opportunities and provides a comprehensive range of municipal services.

Local Press Coverage:
Council Considers Clean Energy    Monday January 24th, 2005
Join Clean Power Effort    Tuesday January 25th, 2005
Council Supports Energy Source Goal    Thursday January 27th, 2005
Council Commits to Clean Energy    Thursday January 27th, 2005
Town Votes for Clean Energy    Sunday January 30th, 2005
Rival City Mayors Bet on Renewable Energy    Friday August 19th, 2005
Residents Opting for Clean Energy    Monday August 22nd, 2005
Its West Hartford vs. New Haven in Clean Energy War    Thursday August 25th, 2005
Town Sets Clean Power Trend    Thursday September 1st, 2005
Town Takes An Energy Pledge    Thursday February 2nd, 2006
More committing to green energy    Monday February 27th, 2006
New Haven defeats West Hartford in Clean Energy Challenge    Thursday April 20th, 2006
West Hartford helps Connecticut take lead on clean energy    Thursday May 11th, 2006
Welcome Surprise: Mayor Scott Slifka reflects on being chosen as Destefano's running mate    Thursday June 1st, 2006
Town Hall gets solar panels    Tuesday August 1st, 2006
"We all understand the importance of this initiative and for the last few months we have been exploring different options we have regarding clean energy. It has become abundantly clear how important it is to pursue clean energy and now is the time for the town and its citizens to jump on board."
Maureen McClay
West Hartford Town Council
"I think the CT Clean Energy Options are wonderful as they are such a simple and effective way to stand up and say that as a consumer I want to support solutions to air pollution and global warming. As I rent my living space I needed to ask the home owner to choose clean energy, but hardly needed to convince her that supporting energy from wind and water sources is worth a few dollars a month. Because West Hartford has committed to the 20% by 2010 campaign, I am also helping the town earn a free solar installation as part of a statewide incentive program, which will be a visible example of our support for clean energy as a community. The solutions to global warming are available, and it is up to individuals to put them into action."
Roger Smith
West Hartford resident and Campaign Director of Clean Water Action and coordinator of the Connecticut Climate Coalition
"I hope that this initiative will not stop at the council level and that the people of the community will come forward and support this program. I know that with their support, we will be able to achieve this important goal over the next five years."
Barbara Carpenter
West Hartford Town Council
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