When we talk about CCA, it’s important to realize that it comes in many varieties and forms, and can be established to serve different community purposes and goals. CLP is a strong proponent of the “2.0” version of CCA, which helps communities shift toward a locally-based clean energy economy that benefits whole communities. Below are slide presentations, summaries, and videos covering CCA basics.
- May 19, 2016: Community Choice Aggregation: A Path to Local Power
Jen Metzger & Evelyn Wright, Citizens for Local Power, presented at the Low-Income Forum on Energy Conference, sponsored by NYSERDA and NYS DPS. A two-page handout summarizing this slide presentation can be found here.
- June 27, 2015: Community Choice Aggregation: A Path to Local Power
Jen Metzger & Jessica Barry presented.
- September 2014: Forum on CCA, held at SUNY-Ulster.
Panelists included Paul Fenn of Local Power Inc., and the architect of CCA; Brian Murphy of Colonial Power, a CCA consultancy based in Connecticut; Philip Ferreira, who operates a CCA out of the Department of Planning for the City of Lowell, MA, and Stephan Wollenburg, Senior Power Planner for the Cape Light Compact, an inter-municipal CCA comprised of 21 towns and two counties on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. CLP’s Jen Metzger opened with an introduction on the New York context and Rochester Town Supervisor Carl Chipman moderated. The event was presented by CLP and sponsored by the Ulster County Planning Department, Ulster County Association of Town Supervisors and Village Mayors, and Catskill Mountainkeeper.
- September 30, 2014: CCA: Taking Control of Our Energy
A second forum was held in Sullivan County with presentations by Paul Fenn (LPI), and Jen Metzger and Betta Broad (CLP). The event, also presented by CLP, was sponsored by the Town of Bethel, Sullivan County Alliance for Sustainable Development, and Catskill Mountainkeeper.
Taking Control of Our Energy Supply: Community Choice Aggregation for Municipalities
Summary of CLP's 2014 public forums on CCA.
Community Choice Aggregation 2.0: Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources in CCA Environments.
For a deeper dive into the CCA 2.0 model, see this White Paper by Paul Fenn of Local Power Inc.
Visit the LPI website for other resources on CCA.
Advantage Local: Why Local Ownership Matters
To learn about the important benefits of local ownership of renewables to communities—a major focus of the CCA 2.0 model—see this report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
Other resources are available on the ILSR website.