Sustainable Arlington

Envision Arlington/Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) Chapter

default 1a. video. ARLINGTON'S CCA: OUR TOWN'S BULK PURCHASE ELECTRICITY PROGRAM. HEAR TOWN MANAGER, OTHERS ON WHY THEY SUPPORT IT. Popular

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Arlington CCA: 1. Gives residents and businesses access to additional local renewable energy generated in Mass. and other New England states. 2. Speeds  transition off fossil fuels. 3. Saves you money because the Town uses its bulk purchasing power to get better rates. Learn more from this 2018 video interview with Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine, Select Board member Joe Curro, and Green Energy Consumers Alliance's Erin Taylor.  

    VIDEO BY JOSH KATOFSKY, 2018 Arlington High graduate. 

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

default 3. 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.

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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 Aug. 2017, ARLINGTON COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION PROGRAM BEGINS Popular

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See also Arlington Mothers Out Front at

http://mothersoutfrontarlington.nationbuilder.com/cce_opt_up

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.  

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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.

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.

default COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION, a Massachusetts program Popular

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CCA is a program towns and cities can use to switch everyone in the town who is on basic service over to cleaner energy. An energy broker helps the community purchase the amount of energy which best fits their needs. Residents may opt out at any time. The energy is still distributed and billed through the town's original utility (i.e., Eversource or National Grid).  

 

Community Choice Aggregation allows residents and small businesses to seamlessly switch to more renewable energy.

pdf Community Choice for Arlington, 2016, slide presentation to Arlington Select Board Popular

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Community Choice for Arlington 10-slide PP for Selectman 1 2 16 ET - AW edits.pdf

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

default EcoFest 2019 Interview: Arlington's Community Choice Aggregation (bulk purchasing) for "Green" Energy Popular

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Hear from a representative of Good Energy, the consultant that helps Arlington negotiate its bulk purchase of local renewable energy for all households and small businesses.  Taped at Arlington EcoFest 2019.

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

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default Local Energy Aggregation Network / Lean Energy U.S. -- Mass. Popular

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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.

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default Massachusetts Legislature Approves Higher Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Popular

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"In Massachusetts, the [2018 Renewable Portfolio Standard or] RPS was 13% ... The standard goes up by 1% a year, but a new law passed [in July 2018] by the legislature would increase the standard by 2% a year for 10 years beginning January 1, 2020. On January 1, 2030, the yearly increase would fall back to 1% a year unless the legislature further amends the law in the meantime. That means by 2030, the RPS in Massachusetts will be about 35% ... "

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.