Part 7. Good Energy at KEMA: Get Involved Early and Set a Clear Message

This is the seventh in an eight part series looking at Charles de Casteja, Managing Partner for the New York based municipal aggregation consulting firm Good Energy, at the 2013 KEMA Conference.


Understanding the laws surrounding municipal energy aggregation will help any company ensure the laws are being followed properly. For this reason, de Casteja feels that “one of the secrets to our success in these markets has been becoming involved at the stakeholder level.”

Companies invested in the formation of the laws, following them from creation through their passing in the state assembly, have a clear advantage in the municipal energy aggregation space over their competitors. Good Energy is fully aware of this as it continues to grow within the municipal energy aggregation field. In discussing the direction of Good Energy, De Casteja says, “right now we’re in four workshops pushing, maybe not just municipal aggregation, but other things that we’d like to see in the market.”

Further, companies need to establish a comprehensive message and act responsibly. This is why Good Energy and its partners always act professionally; the many benefits of municipal energy aggregation would not be understood if there was not a clear, responsible message. “There’s a state I’m working on right now and pretty much I’m talking daily with the four suppliers that I think will serve it. And we all are working together to make sure that the message [is clear] and that everyone is behaving responsibly.”

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