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CCA BY STATE

Ten states – California, Illinois, Maryland (Montgomery County pilot), Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia – have enacted Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) legislation that empowers local governments to aggregate the electricity loads of residents, businesses, and/or municipal facilities.

CCA programs reflect the values of their governing boards, the communities they serve, and the states in which they operate.  Most emphasize reducing the cost of electricity.  Some also focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, establishing new revenue streams to support local energy programs, or creating local jobs, and some are designed to accomplish several of these goals simultaneously.

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CCA LEGISLATION IN 10 STATES
STATE LINKS

Click on the name of a State to learn more about its Community Choice program.

NATIONAL PRESS ON CCAS
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OTHER HELPFUL LINKS

U.S. Energy Information Administration, State Profiles and Energy Estimates

What is CCA? (US Environmental Protection Agency)

DSIRE  (DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the US. It is operated by North Carolina State University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.)

Deregulated Energy States & Markets (Updated 2020). This map shows deregulated electric and gas markets in the US as of 2018.

Freeing the Grid 2015(An annual report from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council that rates all fifty states on two key clean energy policies: net metering and interconnection standards.)

Local Government Renewables Action Tracker (Interactive map and charts that provide an overview of the renewable energy transactions announced by cities, municipal utilities, counties, and community choice aggregations between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2020)

California

Year Published

2002

Statute

Notes and Resources

Opt-out provision, joint power
agencies run programs on
behalf of multiple jurisdictions

Example of Renewable Offer

33% or 100% green power
options in CCAs like in Sonoma County; Marin Clean Energy has 50% and 100% options

Illinois

Year Published

2009

Statute

Municipal Aggregation,
House Bill 362

Notes and Resources

Opt-out provision; for residential and small business utility customers

Example of Renewable Offer

Many CCAs offer a 100% green power option

Maryland

Year Published

2021

Statute

Notes and Resources

Montgomery County CCE Pilot Program

Example of Renewable Offer

To launch in December, 2023

Massachusetts

Year Published

1997

Statute

Notes and Resources

Opt-out provision

Example of Renewable Offer

100% green power option in several CCAs

New Hampshire

Year Published

2019

Statute

Notes and Resources

Opt-out provision

Example of Renewable Offer

Not available as of 5/2021

New Jersey

Year Published

2009

Statute

Government Energy
Aggregation,
Assembly Bill 2165

Notes and Resources

Opt-out provision for residential
customers; opt-in provision for
municipal and commercial customer

Example of Renewable Offer

100% renewable option in several communities like Essex County

New York

Year Published

2014

Statute

Notes and Resources

Opt-out provision

Example of Renewable Offer

100% green power option in CCAs like Westchester County

Ohio

Year Published

1999

Statute

Governmental Energy
Aggregation, Senate Bill 3;  Senate Bill 221 (2007)

Notes and Resources

Opt-in or opt-out provisions

Example of Renewable Offer

100% green power option in CCAs like Cleveland and Cincinnati

Rhode Island

Year Published

2002

Statute

Notes and Resources

Opt-out provision

Example of Renewable Offer

Some CCAs have standard green power offering of 5-10%

Virginia

Year Published

2018

Statute

Notes and Resources

Opt-in or opt-out provisions

Example of Renewable Offer

Not available as of 5/2021

Page last updated 9/1/21