Common Council to hold hearing on Community Choice Aggregation

On Tuesday, May 8th at 12:00 p.m. Councilor Michael Greene will hold an Inter-Governmental Service Consolidation Committee meeting to discuss the possibility of bringing Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) to Syracuse. The meeting will be held in the Common Council chambers on the third floor of City Hall.

The meeting will include a presentation from Bradford Tito, Program Manager of Communities and Local Government at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), as well as Christopher Carrick, Program Manager of Energy Management at Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board.

CCA is a program that allows households and small businesses to pool their collective buying power to negotiate lower rates with an energy supplier. By pooling demand, communities are able to build clout and attempt to negotiate lower rates with private suppliers. This program also gives communities the ability to choose cleaner energy.

“ The Community Choice Aggregation program has the potential to lead to lower utility bills and cleaner energy for the residents of Syracuse,” said Councilor-at-Large Michael Greene. “ I look forward to learning more about how this could benefit our community.”

Additional information on Community Choice Aggregation can be found on NYSERDA’s website: Here