June 3, 2020
The Office of Sustainability is working with Good Energy to develop a Community Choice Aggregation Program for Providence. We are seeking input from the community on how to bring affordable, clean energy to the City of Providence through this program. Take this informative, 12-minute survey with videos to tell us what you think of the CCA program plan!
Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA, is a program that allows a municipality to benefit from a competitive electricity supply market by combining the purchasing power of the city’s residents and businesses. CCA offers community members an opportunity for more control over their electric supply and options for increased clean and green energy, often at competitive or even lower rates than the default utility, National Grid.
Low-income, communities of color are disproportionally burdened by pollution from fossil fuel emissions. The Office of Sustainability has partnered with a group of community advisors that represent Providence’s diverse communities who will influence the development of the CCA program plan and bolster equitable change within the city. They have already assisted by helping to create the survey and videos.
The Office of Sustainability wants to hear from you as to how we can create a truly equitable, low-carbon, climate-resilient city through a Community Choice Aggregation Program. Fill out the survey today!
Community Choice Aggregation is a key strategy in the City’s Climate Justice Plan, which was released in the Fall of 2019. The City Council also passed a resolution in September of 2019 authorizing the Office of Sustainability to develop and administer a CCA program. The input gathered from this survey and from our community advisors will help shape our CCA program plan that will then go before a public hearing, City Council, and the Public Utilities Commission.