Kingston launches green energy aggregation program
The Daily Freeman reports that the city of Kingston has launched its Community Choice Aggregation Program. The program will make it possible for the city to supply residents and small businesses with accessible and affordable green energy by pooling demand, according to a press release. The program allows Kingston to purchase clean energy supply at bulk rates on behalf of its residents and small businesses while maintaining delivery service from Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp., according to the October 26 press release from Mayor Steve Noble’s office. Community solar will be included in the community choice aggregation making it possible for Kingston Community Energy to provide all residents, regardless of income level, with the benefits of locally generated clean energy. The city has chosen Mid-Hudson Energy Transition as the program administrator; PowerMarket, described as a market leader in community energy programs, will serve as Mid-Hudson Energy Transition’s implementation partner. It will take a year for the program to be established, starting with coordination and approvals through the state Public Service Commission, as well as community education and public outreach, renewable energy supply contracting, and monitoring and oversight, the release said. The city will host two public information meetings to provide an overview of the program online at noon and again at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7. Information is available at the city of Kingston website. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.