19 Nov PSC reauthorizes New York’s first community choice aggregation program
N.Y. regulators renew landmark community choice aggregation program. The New York Public Service Commission renewed the community choice aggregation program in Westchester, N.Y., hailing the CCA program for allowing residents and small businesses the opportunity to cut costs while providing “increased access and participation” to renewables and energy efficiency. “With greater bargaining power, CCAs can negotiate with energy suppliers to bring customers the best energy prices available along with the best new choices in renewable power and allow customers to reduce bills and meet local clean energy goals,” Commission Chairman John Rhodes said. Sustainable Westchester’s community choice aggregation program, called Westchester Power, was the first authorized in the state. Since its launch in 2016, it has grown to serve some 100,000 customers in Westchester County.
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