ICAST is delighted to announce that it was selected to receive $90,000 from Edwards Mother Earth Foundation to help launch its Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) initiative. This initiative will deploy ICAST’s innovative One-Stop-Shop (OSS) model in several Californian CCA programs, educating them on the efficiency and innovation of the OSS model, in order to provide high-quality green rehabilitation and workforce training services to local communities. ICAST will develop a Resource Guide to disseminate upon project completion so that others can effectively execute services and broaden awareness about CCAs.
CCAs are an innovative approach that allows local government entities to purchase power for their residents and businesses from an alternative energy supplier, in order to provide cleaner energy, lower carbon emissions, and increase cost savings. CCA programs are poised to rapidly take over the energy market within the US; California, Illinois, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts currently have CCA-enabling legislation, and if all eligible communities took advantage of them, they could serve 20% of all electrical load in the US with renewable energy.
ICAST thanks the Edwards Mother Earth Foundation for its continued support of its programs and commitment to improving lives in the low-income multifamily affordable housing sector. Edwards Mother Earth Foundation has supported ICAST via grant funding since 2016, and has allowed for ICAST to continue providing innovative solutions and make significant impact in the communities that ICAST serves.