Sustainable Arlington

Arlington Vision 2020 Committee/Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) Chapter

Paint the Town Green

Celebrate Arlington’s Path to a Sustainable Future

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 3-5 p

Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

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pdf 1. For Valentine's Day, Fall in Love with Local Renewable Energy Popular

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default 1. How do Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) work? Popular

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You can have milk from a local dairy delivered to your doorstep.  But you can't have the exact electricity generated by local wind or solar generating companies routed to your home.  That's where RECs come in... click to read more.

default 2. Buyer Beware: Not all RECs are created equal Popular

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RECs Renewable  Energy  Certificates.  To benefit Massachusetts, choose Class I RECs.  Find out why.

default 3. REC Classes: “Class I” has biggest impact Popular

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Class I RECs -- make sure the renewable energy program you choose only supplies Class I Renewable Energy Certificates. Class I RECs build our local renewable energy capacity, create local energy sector jobs, and support our local economy.

default 4. Arlington CCA: roles of Dynegy, Good Energy, & Mass Energy Popular

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The Town of Arlington, MA, launched its Community Choice Aggregation local renewable energy electricity program in August, 2017.  Key players in Arlington's CCA are Dynegy (overall electricity supplier),  Good Energy, LLP (energy consultant), and Mass Energy (Mass. non-profit, local renewable energy supplier). 

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default Benefits of Arlington Local Green by Alice Trexler, Arlington Mothers Out Front Popular

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Discusses the benefits of Arlington Local Green (aka Community Choice Aggregation electricity program) , Also describes differences between this electricity source and others currently available to Arlington residents.  

default COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION in Massachusetts, with community examples Popular

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The Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN), of which Sustainable Arlington is a chapter, provides a CCA definition, info handouts, and examples of Mass. communities that have already adopted CCA.

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PDF version of the Community Choice Aggregation PowerPoint Presentation to the BOS - 1/2/16

default Dynegy, Good Energy, Mass Energy: Who they are, their roles in Arlington CCA Popular

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The Town of Arlington, MA, launched its Community Choice Aggregation electricity program for residents and businesses in Aug., 2017.  The Town used its bulk purchasing power and a competitive bidding process to obtain fair, longer-term rate stability.  The following 3 organizations play important roles.

Dynegy. [energy supplier] Houston, Texas-based Dynegy was selected as the winning supplier for the program. Dynegy is one of the largest energy suppliers in the US, and supplies power to more than 500 municipal electric aggregations, serving approximately one million residential electric accounts. Dynegy began supplying aggregation programs in 2012. Reach them by phone Mon.-Fri., 9AM to 8PM EST (866) 220-5696, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Good Energy, L.P. [energy consultant] is a leading national energy management and consulting firm that has been implementing large and small community choice aggregation programs in various states across the country since 2008. They have partnered with your municipality to design and operate this CCA program. Good Energy is headquartered in New York City and is currently the retained community electricity aggregation consultant for over 200 communities across the country. Arlington selected Good Energy to serve as its energy consultant through a competitive process, in partnership with neighboring cities and towns.

Mass Energy. [local renewable energy supplierFor the Town of Arlington and other communities in Greater Boston, Mass Energy is supplying the local renewable energy above the amount required by the state law known as the Renewable Portfolio Standard. Mass Energy, a Boston-based nonprofit, purchases renewable energy wholesale mostly from community-based wind power projects located in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Mass Energy has entered into a number of long-term contracts with wind power projects located in communities such as Plymouth, Gloucester, Scituate, and Ipswich.

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Community choice aggregation (CCA) is a state policy that enables local governments to aggregate electricity demand within their jurisdictions in order to procure alternative energy supplies while maintaining the existing electricity provider for transmission and distribution services. Many states passed CCA laws as part of electric restructuring legislation in the late 1990s and early 2000s. States that have passed CCA laws include California (2002), Illinois (2009), Massachusetts (1997), New Jersey (2003), Ohio (1999), and Rhode Island (1997). There are many reasons that a community may choose to develop a CCA, including the option to purchase more green power, reduce electricity cost, and provide power from more local sources.

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Massachusetts was the first state to pass aggregation legislation as part of the Utility Restructuring act of 1997. It also has the country’s longest running CCA, the Cape Light Compact which launched the same year.

default Metropolitan Area Planning Council: CCA Consultant Procurement, Popular

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buyer beware: not all purchases of renewable energy actually reduce GHG emissions! The key is “additionality” – evidence that such extra purchases actually helped add more renewable energy to the grid. In other words, the quantity of renewable energy purchased is not as important as the impact of that purchase on the grid.