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.

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