+$Most recently on the city front, the city of Cleveland completed a 'municipal aggregation,' providing 100% Renewable Electricity for 65,000 Cleveland residents. The program covers residents and small businesses that are serviced by Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company. The city is procuring 30% Ohio wind, 20% out of state wind, and 50% hydropower by purchasing RECs. The innovative program saves rate payers money by leveraging the group buying power of residents and small businesses.
+$Community Choice Aggregation programs for renewable energy also exist in Chicago, Evanston, Oak Park, and Normal, IL. It is also under consideration in San Francisco and many other cities and counties in states where aggregation is allowed-- CA, IL, OH, NJ, and MA.
+$--Keya Chatterjee+$is Director for Renewable Energy and Footprint Outreach at World Wildlife Fund & she was thrilled to accompany the panda for his first visit to Cleveland