The Redwood Community Energy plan is Humboldt County’s version of community choice aggregation, which would give local consumers more say in what energy sources power their home, Redwood Coast Energy Authority senior energy specialist Richard Engel said. “This is a new program that will allow people to buy their electricity from a local government program,” […]
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On September 27, Canadian Solar Inc. subsidiary Recurrent Energy announced a 15-year PPA for 100-MWac of solar power in California with MCE, California’s first operating community choice aggregation program. MCE is a not-for-profit, community-based electricity provider. The PPA will sell power to MCE from the Recurrent Energy-developed Tranquillity 8 solar project, located in Fresno County, […]
CVAQ interviews Woody Hastings, Renewable Energy Implementation Manager for the Center for Climate Protection to discuss Community Choice Energy, the opportunity for communities to take control of their energy sources.
Thanks to the diligence, perseverance and responsiveness of Los Angeles County Supervisors Don Knabe and Sheila Kuehl and their staffs, our comments and recommendations on the Los Angeles County Community Choice Energy Business Plan were considered and addressed by this new motion being introduced at the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. We are […]
As Borrego and surrounding towns have seen their electricity bills increased and many consumers are on different rate tiers then before, the Community Choice Aggregation programs are causing concern. The article below by Bianca Kaplanek of The Coast News Group shows how more questions than answers have been raised over the proposal, with some residents […]
San Diego faces new challenges in creating a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. SDG&E, the city’s incumbent utility, has launched a new investor-funded marketing arm aimed at derailing any progress towards the creation of a CCA. “From SDG&E’s perspective, the situation is pretty clear-cut. As more cities embrace community choice aggregation, this means fewer customers […]
Santa Rosa will support Mendocino County joining Sonoma Clean Power, even though the move could diminish the city’s influence over the public power agency.
The City Council decided Tuesday that the benefits of supplying power to 30,000 new residential and commercial customers to the north outweighed any dilution in its voting power from adding two new seats to the agency’s board.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to ask the LA Department of Water and Power to chart a course to achieve a 100 percent clean energy portfolio.
The County of Ventura is exploring Community Choice Energy to bring local control to energy purchasing and pricing options. The research is a joint effort with the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and a number of cities in the region. Community Choice Energy allows the community to determine what type of energy mix […]
Laurie Shaff, the mayor of Oakland, CA sees Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) as a way for her city to meet two of its goals: “diminish the health impacts of carbon emissions and create job opportunities for low-income and minority residents.” “We believe we could get to 50 percent renewable energy by 2020,” Schaaf said. “Community […]