Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)


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Town of Highlands’ Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program

We are proud to announce that the Town of Highlands is exploring the launch of a community energy program for the benefit of our community members. The program brings 100% renewable energy to participating Village and Town residents and small businesses.

 The program is called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). That's the formal name for an approach that puts control of offering a new electricity supply option in local hands. The Town of Highlands would join with other communities to pool electricity demand. That's why it's called aggregation. Town residents and small businesses can choose to participate or opt out of the program at any time. No contract. No penalty.

 By pooling our demand with other communities, we build the necessary buying power to negotiate a good deal for all Town residents and businesses who participate. The program offers a fixed rate for a certain period of time, usually between 1 and 3 years.

 Orange & Rockland will continue to deliver the electricity, send one bill, maintain the lines, and respond to outages. The only difference from what you have now is that the CCA will secure the electricity at a great fixed rate. There are no forms for you to fill out.  

Community CCA Program Education events:

The Town, with the support of the program experts we chose to help with these Program efforts, will be holding a number of public events, to be sure the public stays informed and has a chance to offer input into the decision making.  The general timing for those follows:

  • Public meeting #1: Tuesday, March 15th at 6:00 PM via Zoom
  • Public meeting #2: Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM (in-person, Location TBD)

Get More Information:

More information about the CCA program is also available at Joule Community Power, or you can call the Helpline for Hudson Valley CCA programs at 845-859-9099 (ext. 1) or send an email to [email protected]