CLP works with Governor Cuomo's administration and the PSC to allow CCAs in New York.
“We first got interested in community choice aggregation while fighting Fortis,” Metzger says. “We were looking for tools being used by communities elsewhere in the country to get a handle on energy costs and volatile prices and increase investment at the local level in renewable generation. This is an incredibly promising tool. In other states, you need enabling legislation, so we started pursuing that track. Assemblyman Kevin Cahill introduced a bill that would enable CCA late in the last session.
“We were driving to Albany every day. But meeting with state legislators, building sponsorship—it’s a long process. We decided to also pursue our goals through the executive branch.”