Community choice aggregation (CCA) is a state policy that enables local governments to aggregate electricity demand within their jurisdictions in order to procure alternative energy supplies while maintaining the existing electricity provider for transmission and distribution services. Many states passed CCA laws as part of electric restructuring legislation in the late 1990s and early 2000s. States that have passed CCA laws include California (2002), Illinois (2009), Massachusetts (1997), New Jersey (2003), Ohio (1999), and Rhode Island (1997). There are many reasons that a community may choose to develop a CCA, including the option to purchase more green power, reduce electricity cost, and provide power from more local sources.
CCAs that are currently providing a green power product include:
Other communities have initiated CCAs that do not include green power options:
California Local Government Commission. (2006). Community Choice Aggregation.
Marshall, S.E. (2010). Forming a National Community Choice Aggregation Network: Feasibility, Findings and Recommendations.
Local Power Inc. prepared for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. (2009). Community Choice: Lessons Learned & Best Practices.