NEWINGTON, CONN. – 6/9/21– The Newington, CT Town Council recently partnered with Hartford-based solar developer Verogy to design and install a 180-kW solar installation at Newington Town Hall. At its May 25, 2021, meeting, the Town Council approved a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will allow the town to purchase electricity at a significantly discounted rate. The PPA locks in this lower rate so that as electricity costs rise in the future, the town will continue to pay a reduced amount for electricity for the 20 year term of the agreement.
“We are really excited about this partnership and taking concrete steps to becoming a more sustainable community,” said Keith Chapman, Newington Town Manager. “The solar array at Town Hall will not only provide tangible environmental benefits, it will also save taxpayer dollars, it’s a real win-win.”
In addition to providing energy to the town at a reduced rate, the Newington Town Hall solar project will yield significant environmental benefits as each kWh produced by the solar array results in a direct reduction of that same energy generated through traditional sources. The array to be constructed on the Newington Town Hall will eliminate 204 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of avoiding greenhouse gas emissions from 513,720 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle for a year.