Counties On Board With Community Choice Energy

MACo Associate Director Kevin Kinnally testified February 13, 2020 before the House Economic Matters Committee to support HB 561 (CF SB 315) – Electric Industry – Community Choice Energy. This bill provides counties with an enhanced means to coordinate energy purchasing for their communities in order to help foster competition, lower prices, or pursue cleaner supply.

From the MACo Testimony:

HB 561 provides counties and municipalities the freedom to form or to join community choice aggregators at their discretion. Under current law, this is only allowed if the Public Service Commission (PSC) finds there is insufficient choice of electrical competition within the boundaries of a jurisdiction and licenses the jurisdiction to do so. The bill specifies the requirements and process for forming or joining an aggregator and requires that the PSC regulate them.

Follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2020 legislative session on MACo’s Legislative Tracking Database.