Part 8. Good Energy at KEMA: A Look Ahead to the Future of Municipal Aggregation

This is the eighth and final post in a series looking at Charles de Casteja, Managing Partner for the New York-based municipal aggregation consulting firm Good Energy, at the 2013 KEMA Conference.


This series studied the intricacies of municipal aggregation from the perspective of Charles de Casteja. It focused on what municipal aggregation is, how it saves customers money, where it is currently offered, what arenas municipal aggregation may break into in the near future, and how Good Energy became a pioneering force for municipal aggregation. With an established track record in municipal aggregation, it’s time to focus on its future.

The popularity and success of municipal aggregation thus far, has produced widespread interest across other states not currently able to participate, according to de Casteja. “It’s going to come to other states. We’re working on it. It’s popular. We’ve got some feelers that things are going to happen, so it’s going to continue.” Lawmakers are creating new laws regarding municipal aggregation, making it something to watch for in states which do not currently offer the great benefits of aggregation.

“I think the fixed price option, at some point in the future, depending on what state you’re in, may become a percentage of savings; going back to more of a variable product,” says de Casteja. This change would allow residents to aggregate with confidence, knowing that their aggregated rate will always be better than market rates.

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