Community Choice Aggregation
IPP is managing the Illinois Community Choice Aggregation Network (ICCAN) with support from the Galvin Center, LEAN US, and the Power Bureau.
Why Did We Form the ICCAN?
The Illinois Community Choice Aggregation Network (ICCAN) was formed to support Illinois municipalities pursuing CCA with best practice standards that favor communities, consumers and local businesses and ensure that key protections are included in energy supply contracts. For a PDF brochure on ICCAN, click here.
ICCAN will help its members develop an integrated approach that reduces risk, keeps costs down, increases consultant and contractor accountability, and thus maximizes the value of CCA. Managed by a partnership of non-profit, independent organizations with local and national expertise in aggregation — and endorsed by the Galvin Electricity Initiative — ICCAN will raise the bar on aggregation implementation, RFP content and contract standards so that municipalities can put their residents and local businesses first.
Who Are We?
The ICCAN is a partnership between three leading institutions in the CCA and technology space. The institutions operate under a cooperative agreement that identifies management responsibilities, customer services provisions and revenue sharing.
The Galvin Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s mission is to pursue groundbreaking work in the generation, transmission, distribution, management and consumption of electricity. The Galvin Center brings together faculty, students, researchers, industry, government, innovators and entrepreneurs to collaborate to improve the reliability, security and efficiency of the electric grid and overcome obstacles to the national adoption and implementation of the smart grid. The Galvin Center views CCA as a key platform for implementing the technology and practices that will allow communities to direct their own energy destiny. CCA Program Director Mark Pruitt was the first director of the Illinois Power Agency (IPA), where he secured electricity supply on behalf of Illinois’ residential and small commercial ratepayers. During his tenure, the IPA secured more than $1.6 billion in energy cost savings for Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois customers through strategic procurement planning and processes. He has experience in aggregating state and municipal government and in energy project development for federal clients.
LEAN Energy U.S. is a national non-profit focused on the expansion of the CCA model into new ommunities and states. LEAN (Local Energy Aggregation Network) activities include the development of best aggregation practices, establishing a national clearinghouse of CCA-related legal and technical documents, publishing case studies to articulate the significant greenhouse gas reduction and local economic development benefits of CCA, and lending technical assistance to local and statewide groups. LEAN is currently working in the states of California, Illinois and Massachusetts and brings a national perspective to the Illinois market. Executive Director Shawn Marshall is a founding board member and vice chair of the Marin Energy Authority (MEA), a California joint powers agency that operates the state’s first community choice aggregation program. She serves on the Mill Valley City Council and was the city’s mayor in 2008.
The Perfect Power Institute is leading a campaign to transform our nation’s power system into one that truly meets our needs for reliable, efficient, clean electricity service. Executive Director John Kelly has been instrumental in promoting CCA with communities around Illinois.
For questions or more information on ICCAN, please contact Mark Pruitt, CCA Program Director, IIT Galvin Center, at 219-921-3828 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Shawn Marshall, Executive Director, LEAN Energy U.S., at shawnmarshall@LEANenergyus.org or 415-888-8007.