The Watertown Electricity Choice program is being designed so that it increases the amount of renewable energy in the community’s electricity supply.
By replacing the burning of fossil fuels with the use of renewable energy resources such as solar and wind energy, the City is working to:
- Improve local air quality. Energy generated from renewable sources, such as the sun and wind, does not create the greenhouse gases that cause climate change and does not pollute the air.
- Encourage the development of additional renewable energy projects. The City has prioritized buying renewable energy from New England-based renewable energy projects. By creating additional demand for the electricity generated by those projects, Watertown Electricity Choice is helping to stimulate the development of more local renewable energy projects.
- Support local businesses and local jobs. Purchasing renewable energy from New England-based projects means supporting New England-based businesses and the jobs they provide to local communities.