Community Chice Aggregation is taking off in California and beginning to gain a foothold in other states. Community Choice Aggregation (also called Community Choice Energy) is a program in which cities and counties can often provide thousands of citizens with renewable energy via automatic enrollment.  Contact the experts below to learn about Community Choice Aggregation possibilities in your area.


  • National – Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP Baird Brown (215) 988-3338
    Baird is of counsel in Drinker Biddle’s Environment and Energy Practice Group. His practice includes the development and financing of energy and sustainable infrastructure projects and advice on the regulatory and policy issues affecting such projects. He is counsel to the Microgrid Resources Coalition, and represents state and local sustainability agencies charged with promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and green infrastructure. He has worked extensively on public/private partnerships and privatization of public services.
  • National –  Cuddy & Feder LLP – Neil Alexander 914.761.1300
    Cuddy & Feder’s Energy Group can assist with independent power solutions such as Waste-To-Energy and Fuel Cell technologies as well as Renewable Energy Sources, including Solar and Geothermal systems. In addition we can guide clients through permitting, entitlement and environmental issues as well as Project Finance Transactions. We also are sensitive to the intellectual property and corporate issues unique to the deregulating Energy sector. Our LEED® AP Attorneys integrate sustainability and environmental considerations into all aspects of our clients’ businesses so we can optimally help our clients embrace green business practices—culturally and legally.
  • National – Larisa Dobriansky – General MicroGrids 703 989 7639  As Chief Business and Regulatory Innovations Officer at General MicroGrids, Larisa Dobriansky helps shape utility regulatory reform, power market design and financing mechanisms to capture the value of advanced microgrid capabilities, that manage and optimize distributed energy resources, to deliver “integrated energy solutions” to power systems and communities; expand “energy-sharing” parameters of energy networks/infrastructure; and foster transactive energy markets
  •  CA – BIRAenergy – Rob Hammon PHD- 209.482.1363 –
    Leading the residential market to reduce emissions, reverse climate change, and improve business practices by integrating existing and emerging efficiency, renewable and storage technologies into homes and communities
  • CA – Community Choice Partners, Inc  Samuel Golding – Community Choice Partners, Inc. specializes in designing large, multi-municipality Community Choice programs with strong public oversight mechanisms, which integrate local renewable and distributed energy resources into planning and operations to create green jobs, enhance resiliency, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Samuel Golding has consulted for and/or advised Sonoma Clean Power, the County of Los Angeles, the San Francisco PUC, the California Energy Commission, the Sierra Club Energy and Climate Committee, Californians for Energy Choice and the California Alliance for Community Energy (both coalitions of nonprofits dedicated to advancing the California model of Community Choice).   
  • CA – Integrated Resources Network Gerald Braun
    Providing local integrated energy analysis for communities. A growing community of pragmatic innovators working for a smart clean energy future. TIP: Municipalities should take a look at coordinating the local integration of all aspects of energy
  • CA – Repower Yolo – John Walter (530) 564-4537
    Repower is a community-focused solar program that leverages the power of group purchasing to make it affordable and simple for homeowners and business owners to go solar. Based in Yolo County, California, we’ve created a replicable, community-centered model that will be expanded to other counties and states. What makes the Repower Solar Program so vibrant is that giving back to the community is an essential component of the model. Community partnerships and contributions fuel Repower and increase sustainable living awareness
  • CA – TerraVerde Renewable Partners, LLC Rick Brown PhD – 707.953.2885
    TerraVerde is an independent energy advisor representing school districts, public agencies, CCAs and commercial enterprises. We help clients reduce energy use and costs by planning, designing and implementing energy conservation measures, solar energy systems, energy storage, Microgrid and other DER solutions.Our Asset Management Services ensure renewable energy assets are maintained to provide optimum performance and maximum cost savings.
  • IN – The Power Bureau 219.921.3828 Mark Pruitt
    Support the development of renewable energy resources through properly structured energy supply contracts.TIP When cities are negotiating franchise agreements with local utilities they should consider requiring the utility to invest in onsite renewable energy generation on municipal property
  • OH – UpGrade Athens County (UAC)
    Roger Wilkins via Charlene Suggs (740) 416 .6194
    UpGrade Athens County (UAC) is a community-driven organization in southeast Ohio developing a comprehensive energy strategy that is affordable and sustainable on behalf of residents and businesses. In partnership with regional organizations, UAC sets objectives for energy conservation and advocates for policies to achieve energy sustainability ( UAC is a project of the Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC) — a council of governments that collaborate to provide reasonably priced energy, energy services and energy independence through electrical aggregation (