RI Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) enables municipalities to collectively procure an energy "supply" in the open market, uniting a group of customers into a larger, consolidated entity that collectively purchases energy on behalf of its members. The competitive rates offered by CCAs can benefit all residents through increased access to potentially lower prices and the option to purchase cleaner energy.

Seven municipalities in the state of RI have adopted municipal aggregation as a cost-effective means of augmenting their electricity supply with renewable energy sources. Currently participating municipalities are:

  • Barrington
  • Central Falls
  • Narragansett
  • Newport
  • Portsmouth
  • Providence
  • South Kingstown

Most residents will be automatically enrolled in the program, but individuals retain the freedom to opt-out at any stage and revert to the standard offer service provided by RI Energy. There is no obligation for you to remain in this program.

Within these communities, the electricity supply will incorporate an additional five percent (5%) renewable energy into the resource mix, surpassing the minimum requirement set by state legislation. Considering the 2023 RES mandate of 23%, this aggregation initiative will effectively yield a 22% boost (5 divided by 23) in the inclusion of wind and solar energy.

The aggregated energy offering will be priced at 9.361 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), which is lower compared to Rhode Island Energy's rate of 10.675 cents. For an average customer with a monthly usage of 500 kilowatt-hours, this translates to a savings of $6.57 per month. Moreover, customers have the choice to "opt up" and select a product with 50% or 100% local green power. The corresponding costs for these options are 10.22 cents and 12.321 cents per kWh, respectively.

For more information, visit: https://www.nexteraenergyservices.com/aggregations/rhode-island/rhode-island-community-choice-aggregation