Local Municipalities Work Together to Purchase Electricity through Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program
The Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA) brought together 21 municipalities across the Southern Tier to join in a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program. CCA enables the bulk purchasing of electricity for residents and small businesses in participating municipalities. CCA offers a competitive fixed rate and provides access to renewable electricity and price stability.
This CCA Program provides electric supply, while relying on the local utility for delivery service and physical infrastructure. Through a competitive procurement process, MEGA awarded the supply contract to Constellation, an Exelon company, which has more than a decade of experience serving CCA programs.
For customers served by NYSEG, the CCA will offer a fully fixed price of $0.05092/kWh for traditional electricity (grid mix) for 24 months, or 100% renewable electricity at a fully fixed price of $0.05420/kWh for 24 months. Over one-third of participating municipalities have chosen 100% renewable electricity as their default.
For customers served by National Grid, the CCA will offer a fully fixed price of $0.05435/kWh for 100% renewable electricity at a fully fixed price for 36 months. The CCA prices and terms for participating NYSEG and National Grid customers will begin in July 2019.
Those who are automatically eligible to participate in the CCA Program will receive a letter in mid-May. Upon receipt of this letter, those who do not wish to participate in the Program can opt-out via mail, phone or online. Participants are also able to leave the Program at any time without a penalty. Customers in municipalities that have chosen the traditional electricity supply can opt-up to receive 100% renewable electricity. Conversely, customers in municipalities that have opted for 100% renewable electricity can opt-down, if they prefer to purchase the traditional electricity (grid mix) at the lower price. The CCA is compatible with budget billing, community solar and rooftop solar. Customers currently with a supplier other than the utility or with a day/night or time-of-use rate will not be automatically included in the Program.
Education sessions will be offered across the region during the months of April and May. Sessions have been scheduled in each of the participating municipalities and are open to all interested residents. More information, including a list of participating municipalities and details on each education session, can be found online at www.megacca.org. Questions can be directed to 518.533.5399 or megaCCAteam@energynext.com.
The Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance, Inc. (MEGA), is a not-for-profit local development corporation based in Upstate New York, with two decades of successful energy aggregation programs for municipal facilities in more than 300 local jurisdictions. Constellation serves approximately 1.4 million residential customers with more than 500,000 served through Community Choice Aggregation Programs.
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For more information, contact:
Louise Gava, CCA Project Leader, 315.714.9695, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.megacca.org.
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation’s family of retail businesses serves approximately 2 million residential, public sector, and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon approximately $36 billion, and more than 32,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.