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File #: 20-0197R    Version: 0 Name: In Support of Senate Bill 315/House Bill 561 - Community Choice Energy
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/10/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 2/10/2020
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Title: In Support of Senate Bill 315/House Bill 561 - Community Choice Energy For the purpose of requesting that the Honorable Chair and Members of the Finance Committee and the Economic Matters Committee take this show of support under consideration during their deliberations on Senate Bill 315 and House Bill 561, respectively, both of which authorize a county or municipal organization or a group of counties or municipal corporations to form or join a community choice aggregator.
Sponsors: Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Bill Henry, Zeke Cohen, Shannon Sneed, Sharon Green Middleton, Eric T. Costello, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Robert Stokes, Sr., Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Community, Energy
Attachments: 1. 20-0197R~1st Reader, 2. 20-0197R Complete Bill File
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
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Introduced by: President Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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In Support of Senate Bill 315/House Bill 561 - Community Choice Energy
For the purpose of requesting that the Honorable Chair and Members of the Finance Committee and the Economic Matters Committee take this show of support under consideration during their deliberations on Senate Bill 315 and House Bill 561, respectively, both of which authorize a county or municipal organization or a group of counties or municipal corporations to form or join a community choice aggregator.
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Passage of this legislation, introduced by Senator Beidle and Delegate Charkoudian into the 2020 Maryland General Assembly, would authorize a county or municipal organization or a group of counties or municipal corporations to form or join a community choice aggregator. A community choice aggregator negotiates with producers of a utility service on behalf of groups of consumers.

The Community Choice Aggregation model, also known as Community Choice Energy, is a proven strategy to expand consumer choice, lower electric rates, and achieve state and local environmental goals. The Community Choice Energy model exists in eight states - California, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. The model allows local governments to aggregate their buying power to procure electricity for municipal, residential, and commercial cu...

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