A community choice aggregation (CCA) is a local program, enabled by state legislation, that provides municipalities greater control over their energy supply. Generally, it enables a local government to pool the electricity demand of customers within its jurisdiction to procure power from an alternative supplier, while the electric utility continues to provide transmission and distribution services.
The most common reason for establishing a CCA is the possibility of obtaining more competitive electricity rates. However, a growing number of local governments are establishing CCAs as a way to increase the percentage of their electricity supplied by solar and other renewable energy sources.
Join us for a SolSmart webinar on Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time exploring how local governments can use CCAs to achieve their clean energy goals. The webinar will provide an overview of what CCA is, how it works, and considerations for local governments interested in establishing or participating in a CCA program. It will also highlight case studies from CCAs across the U.S. that support local renewable energy development. You can register for the webinar here.
This is the second in a series of three SolSmart webinars on local government strategies for expanding their clean energy footprints. A recording of the first webinar, “Local Government Strategies for 100% Clean Energy,” is available here.
For more information on CCAs, SolSmart has published an issue brief that includes in-depth information on the process for establishing these programs. Download the issue brief here.