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June 9 Webinar – Community Choice Aggregation – Climate Smart Communities Webinar Series

June 5, 2016

Community Choice Aggregation – Updates on Progress in New York

Webinar: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

On April 20, 2016, the Public Service Commission (PSC) approved an order enabling all municipalities in New York to establish Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). CCA empowers municipalities to aggregate the buying power of individual customers and negotiate contracts for more affordable, cleaner sources of electricity. Benefits of CCA can include:

  • Helping communities take control of their energy future through local programs that meet community needs,
  • Improving local economies by lowering the cost of power, and
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through switching to renewable energy sources.

This Climate Smart Communities webinar will provide an overview of what the PSC order means for your community, lessons learned from case studies (including the Westchester County CCA pilot), and guidance on forming a CCA in your region.

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Please provide us with your name and community affiliation, either via email or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at or 518-402-8448. In the event that we cancel or postpone this webinar, respondents will be notified.

To join the webinar on June 9, follow these steps:

  1. First join online by clicking this link:
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the meeting password: NYSDEC1
  4. Click “Join“.
  5. Click “Call Me” in the onscreen “Audio Connection” box and enter your phone number to join the audio portion through your telephone (instead of receiving the audio via your computer speakers). Alternatively, call 1-844-633-8697 and enter the Event number: 646 823 733, followed by your Attendee ID (which will be displayed on your computer screen in the “EventInfo” tab). The attendee ID is recommended but not required.

Two days before the webinar, test the computer you plan to use by clicking this link.

For assistance with WebEx, go to and click “Support” on the left navigation bar.

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