We had a great time at the Adirondack North Country Association's Clean Energy Economy Conference! There is growing interest in #CCA, especially in the Capital and Adirondack regions. Here, Louise Gava discuss the possibilities of how to integrate local renewable energy into CCA. #communitychoiceaggregation #cca #renewableenergy ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to MEGA Participant, the City of Glens Falls, on achieving the Clean Energy Community designation! The article also mentions the great work being done by a few other MEGA participants as well - it's wonderful to see communities such as the Town of Queensbury and the Town of Lake George leading the charge towards a cleaner, more resilient energy future. ... See MoreSee Less
We have excellent news! Our Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program for residents received unanimous approval October 19 from the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC). We look forward to continuing our work in upstate New York.
“Community Choice Aggregations enable communities to take greater control of their energy choices through a transparent and competitive process driven by the consumers themselves,” said Commission Chair John Rhodes. “Residential and small business ratepayers can reduce their energy bills, take advantage of renewable energy choices and enjoy other money-saving services thanks to the leverage enabled by bulk energy purchasing by these community-based associations.”
The PSC's action on October 19th allowed for the formation of CCAs in the City of Elmira (Chemung County) and the towns of Oneonta (Otsego County), Montour (Schuyler County), Horseheads (Chemung County), Union and Binghamton (Broome County), as well as the Village of Montour Falls (Schuyler County). Additional municipalities will be allowed to join the CCA through subsequent compliance filings submitted by MEGA.
For more information, please check out the press release linked below.