About Us

Capital District Community Energy  (CDCE) Timeline

Our Mission

The purposes of CDCE are to: 

a) provide outreach, information and support for residents, businesses  and other stakeholders of municipalities within the eight counties of the  Capital Region, Regional Economic Development Council and beyond,  as they explore, form and sustain Community Choice Aggregations  (CCA’s) in order to bring affordable, renewable energy to as many New  York communities as possible. A diverse, inclusive, equity-centered  approach is essential to meeting our goals. 

b) promote 100% renewable energy as the chosen default option within  the CCA and work to make clean and renewable energy affordable and  accessible for all residents, including those in low- and moderate income communities.  

c) encourage CCA member municipalities and other communities to  develop and implement plans and projects for increasing energy  efficiency and conservation as well as other greenhouse gas reduction  initiatives.  

d) help expand renewable energy development and resilience within our  eight-county region and across the state, and contribute to a local and  equitable green energy economy. 

Our Board Members - 2024

William Reinhardt - President

Tina Lieberman - Vice President

William Mancini - Treasurer

David  Hochfelder - Secretary

Pattie Beeler - Member at Large

Russell Pokorny - Member at Large

Amy Lauterbach - Member at Large

Loren Pruskowski - Member at Large

Municipalities with Local Laws Enabling Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)

Pictured below are the 13 municipalities currently working together to advance clean energy in the Capital Region.

City of Albany

City of Troy

City of Schenectady

City of Saratoga

City of Glens Falls

City of Watervliet

Town of Bethlehem

Town of New Scotland

Town of Niskayuna

Town of Guilderland

Village of Altamont

Village of Kinderhook

Village of Voorheesville