How to read your electric bill with Community Solar


Trying to make sense of your electric bill with Community Solar?

Well, good news: We’ve got you covered! Most of our New York and Vermont utilities are detailed here, but please do let us know if there’s one you’d like to see that isn’t listed.

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I keep hearing about CCAs in my area. What is a CCA?

CCA stands for Community Choice Aggregation. It’s a way for your local elected officials to choose a third party company to supply your electricity instead of the utility. Your utility will continue to deliver your electricity. Most CCAs strive for some savings with renewable energy.

Can I have a Community Solar membership and participate in the CCA?

Yes, you can have both.  The CCA may lower your overall monthly bill a little, by lowering the “supply” part of your bill. The CSA credits will appear as a separate line item on your bill, and will help offset the sum of the basic service charge, delivery charges, and CCA supply charges on your bill.

How is a CCA different from a SunCommon CSA?

By participating in a SunCommon CSA, you are choosing to purchase your electricity from a specific local solar project. The local solar array will produce electricity and feed it directly into the utility grid so you can benefit from monthly credits reducing your electric bill. CCAs are managed by a third party administrator that work with several different Energy Service Companies and Distributed Energy Resource providers to aggregate a mix of renewable energy sources.

What’s our take on CCAs?

SunCommon works alongside CCAs because they help support renewable energy sources, even if they are far away from your home. CCAs also help provide more local choice and control over energy sourcing and production. SunCommon installs local residential, commercial, and community solar systems to help you create clean energy right where it is used. We believe that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future—and renewable energy is where it starts.

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