Municipal Aggregation

Municipal Aggregation2023-07-24T14:24:45+00:00

Electric Community Choice Aggregation Programs.

Community Choice

Municipal electricity aggregation, or community choice aggregation (CCA), has many benefits to local consumers. Some of those benefits include:

  • Cost Savings

  • Consumer Protection

  • Renewable Access

  • Consumer Control

Inertia Resources offers a municipal aggregation program which is a program in which a local government, such as a city or town, pools the energy usage of its residents and small businesses in order to negotiate lower electricity or natural gas rates with energy suppliers on their behalf. Municipal aggregation programs are designed to help customers save money on their energy bills by leveraging the collective buying power of a community to negotiate better rates than individual customers could obtain on their own.

In many cases, municipal aggregation programs also offer customers the option to choose renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar power, as part of their energy supply. The program is voluntary, and customers are given the option to opt-out of the program if they choose to do so.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is municipal aggregation or community choice aggregation (CCA)?2023-07-23T12:37:44+00:00

Municipal aggregation, or CCA, allows local governments to procure power from an alternative supplier on behalf of their residents, businesses, and municipal accounts. This allows them to negotiate better electricity rates and control their community’s energy source.

How does Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) impact my electric service?2023-07-23T12:37:21+00:00

CCA primarily impacts the source and cost of your electricity. The local utility company continues to deliver the electricity, handle customer service, billing, and maintain the power lines. The only change is the supplier, who is chosen by the local government.

Do I have to participate in the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program?2023-07-23T12:36:38+00:00

Most CCA programs are structured as an opt-out system, meaning residents are automatically enrolled but have the right to leave the program and choose their own supplier or return to the default utility service.

How can CCA help increase the use of renewable energy?2023-07-23T12:36:02+00:00

CCA gives communities the ability to prioritize renewable energy in their energy mix. The local government can choose a supplier offering a high percentage of renewable energy, thus promoting the use of clean power sources.

Will CCA save me money on my electricity bills?2023-07-23T12:35:46+00:00

One goal of CCA programs is to secure lower electricity rates by leveraging the aggregated buying power of the community. However, savings aren’t guaranteed as market rates can fluctuate.

What happens during a power outage if my community is part of a CCA program?2023-07-23T12:35:25+00:00

In the event of a power outage, you will still contact your local utility company. They are responsible for power delivery and maintenance, regardless of the electricity supplier.

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