City of Elmira residents who wish to opt-out of getting automatically enrolled in a new electric service have until Friday, June 14.
Residents received a letter by mail last month notifying them of the change,
The city is joining other municipalities in New York to purchase electricity through a community aggregation choice program. According to the letter, the program’s goal is to lower residents’ electric bill and claims to have cheaper rates than NYSEG.
The letter said there is no penalty if anyone opts-out and NYSEG would continue to be their provider.
The letters came with an opt-out form that could be returned by mail using a pre-paid envelope that also accompanied the letter.
Residents can also opt out by phone by calling (833) 866-9637. Click here if you wish to opt-out online. The link will take you to the program’s website.
(Below is a copy of the letter and attached pages that were sent to residents.)