Community Choice Aggregation

The City of Saratoga Springs is working with the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA) to explore a new program called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA).  CCA Program focuses on providing electric supply choices while continuing to rely on the delivery service and physical infrastructure of the local electric utility (National Grid).  

You and your neighbors increase your individual buying power through a group purchase of electricity.  

As a participant in MEGA’s CCA you may:

•    better rates on your electric bill

•    price stability and budget certainty (avoid spikes in electricity prices)

•    have access to 100% renewable ‘green’ electricity

•    combat predatory practices of energy telemarketers and door-to-door sales

Even if our community joins MEGA’s CCA you have the choice to opt-out and stay with National Grid for your electric supply or leave the Program at any time without a penalty.  There are also opportunities for customers to opt-in to the CCA Program.  The CCA Program is compatible with budget billing, community solar and rooftop solar. 

While we do not know the exact price for electricity through the CCA, we will know the price before we must decide if we will continue our participation in the CCA Program.

MEGA, is a not-for-profit local development corporation who serves around 300 municipalities and other businesses across New York State.  MEGA currently has an operational CCA Program of 21 municipalities in the Southern Tier.

On September 5th, 2017, the City Council unanimously approved a Resolution regarding the exploration of a Community Choice Aggregation (“CCA”) Program with the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (“MEGA”). This is an exploration process and is non-binding. 
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