“City lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow Kingston to pool the electricity demands of residents and small businesses in order to purchase energy in bulk, resulting in lower costs and a focus on renewable options.
Julie Noble, the city’s environmental education and sustainability coordinator, told members of the Common Council’s Laws and Rules Committee during a meeting last week that Community Choice Aggregation is a municipal procurement model that replaces the local electric utility. In Kingston, the program would replace Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. as the supplier of electricity for residents and small businesses, she said.
Noble said the bottom line is the program would allow Kingston to pool its electricity demand to secure green energy at a low, bulk rate.
Doing so would allow the city to secure lower energy rates and have full control over the energy supply, Noble said. She said that’s similar to what other communities throughout the state have done but that the Kingston program would go further.”
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Zangla, Ariel. Energy Central News 26 July 2021.