The conversion of raw energy into electricity is perhaps the defining human development of the past 130 years, enabling communications, mass production, and the heat and light we often take for granted.
But the U.S. electricity system must be transformed to meet the critical energy, economic, and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA, is a groundbreaking market-based tool for meeting those challenges. Established by law in six states so far, CCA allows cities and counties to pool the electricity demand of their residential, business, and municipal accounts in order to purchase or develop power on their behalf. Whether to lower rates, increase clean power supply, or apply new revenue to local energy programs, CCA is a smart and scalable solution at the local level.
LEAN Energy U.S. is committed to the accelerated expansion and competitive success of clean energy CCAs nationwide. LEAN (Local Energy Aggregation Network) supports networks of community leaders, local governments, dedicated advocacy organizations, power suppliers, and consumers working toward establishment of CCAs. By taking charge of their energy goals and ratepayer revenue, aggregated communities are transforming power across the country … state by state, town by town.