Good Energy at KEMA Part 1: A Proven Company in a Bourgeoning Field

This is the first 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.

Good Energy has had tremendous growth over the last year and a half due to a strong presence in Illinois. With over 150 communities and nearly 600,000 customers who have chosen Good Energy to represent them as their municipal energy aggregation consultant, Good Energy has earned great experience in the aggregation field. And that experience is expected to grow after the April 9 election. According to De Casteja, he expects that “by the end of the next election in Illinois on April 9, we will have 600,000 residential customers.”

Gaining the trust of this many customers was not an easy task. It took years of learning the unique needs of each municipality with much hard work and dedication. According to de Casteja, “we for years have focused on and run large aggregations of public entities for gas, electricity, we've even done aggregated demand response. So all of those aggregations led us to really understand municipal behavior, best practices, how to build consensus.”

This experience is now being taken to New Jersey, where Good Energy plans to help local residents save on their electric bills. All of what Good Energy has experienced in Illinois and elsewhere has made it a leader in aggregation.

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