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Thursday, September 24 • 9:00am - 10:45am
Taking Control: Communities Save Money & the Planet by Joining Forces

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Imagine your community or region working together toward energy goals while saving residents money, providing new innovations, increasing comfort, renewable mix, and local resilience. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) offers these potential benefits and more.

In this session, a panel of experts will present case studies of rural communities from various states that have transitioned to Community Choice Aggregation. Time will be spent describing the differences in CCA for states with vertically integrated utilities such as Vermont versus deregulated utilities such as New Hampshire. Participants will leave with the ability to support the drafting of CCA legislation in their state and will learn additional online resources and best practices for developing CCA.

Speakers
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Samuel Golding

President, Community Choice Partners, Inc.
Samuel Golding is the President of Community Choice Partners. He is an energy consultant, political economist, educator and grassroots organizer whose industry reform strategies empower municipal governments and civic groups to decarbonize the economy across electricity, heating fuel... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for April Salas

April Salas

Sustainability Director, Town of Hanover
April M. Salas, Sustainability Director for the Town of Hanover, NH, and Executive Director of the Revers Center for Energy at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, brings nearly two decades of public and private sector experience in energy finance, power delivery, energy reliability... Read More →
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D. Maurice "Don" Kreis

Consumer Advocate, NH Office of the Consumer Advocate
D. Maurice "Don" Kreis is an attorney who has been New Hampshire's Consumer Advocate, representing the interests of the state's residential utility customers, since 2016. Now in his second term, he is the first person to have been nominated to the post by governors of both major political... Read More →
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John Farrell

Co-director, Institute for Local Self Reliance
John Farrell is a co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs the Energy Democracy Initiative. Widely known as the guru of distributed energy, he has received accolades for his vivid illustrations of the economic and environmental benefits of local ownership of... Read More →
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Lorenzo Kristov

Principal, Electric System Policy
Lorenzo Kristov is an independent energy policy expert working on electric power system transition to renewable generation and distributed energy resources (DER), and to empower communities and local governments to adopt local power systems for resilience, decolonization, and energy... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
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