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Kings Largest Solar Farm Proposed

An application to build a 2,527 acre, 250-megawatt solar farm is being processed by Kings County. It would be the largest photovoltaic project in the county. Called Westlands Aquamarine, the plan being proposed by the company, Westland Solar Park, is south of the Avenal Cutoff on the north side of Laurel, both east and west […]

Pittsburg Considers Community Choice Energy Program

On May 15, the Pittsburg City Council will consider joining an alternative energy program that uses more renewable energy than PG&E. The Community Choice Energy (CCE) program allows local governments to authorize all public facilities, businesses and residents to be given a choice for their electricity generation provider. During its regular meeting at 7 p.m. […]

California Grid Emergency Comes Days After Reliability Warning

CAISO last week experienced its first “Stage 1” grid emergency in nearly a decade, days after Southern California Gas warned that continued restrictions on its Aliso Canyon storage facility could deprive the region’s natural gas-fired generators of enough fuel to avoid blackouts this summer and winter. The ISO on May 3 issued an emergency notice […]

Community Choice Is Transforming the California Energy Industry

Community choice aggregation allows cities and counties in California to group individual customers’ purchasing power for energy. After decades of dominance by electricity monopolies, California is experiencing the emergence of community choice aggregators, a new type of utility that provides cities and counties the opportunity to choose what kinds of energy to purchase for their […]

Community Choice Is Transforming the California Energy Industry

J.R. DeShazo After decades of dominance by electricity monopolies, California is experiencing the emergence of community choice aggregators, a new type of utility that provides cities and counties the opportunity to choose what kinds of energy to purchase for their needs. Community choice aggregation allows cities and counties in California (and other states that have […]

Carmel Valley Board Backs Community Choice Energy

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board supported community choice energy as a way for San Diego to promote cleaner energy and competitive energy rates at its April 27 board meeting. The vote for community choice was 9-1 with board member Kimberly Elliott voting against it. In 2015, the planning board supported San Diego’s Climate Action […]

San Ramon Council to Discuss Community Choice Energy Program

The San Ramon City Council is set to talk Tuesday about whether the city should join a community choice energy program to allow for electricity-sourcing options other than PG&E. San Ramon — along with Contra Costa County and 13 other municipalities, including Danville — are looking into whether to stay with PG&E, join an existing […]

Choice in La La Land: LA County community aggregation has California utilities on full alert

The customer movement away from California utilities to alternative electricity providers just took a giant leap ahead. The state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) are concerned as the County of Los Angeles prepares to take over electricity procurement for customers of Southern California Edison (SCE) in unincorporated county areas and 82 municipalities. When completed, Los Angeles Community Choice Energy […]

Epically Awesome Day for South Bay Clean Power at Business of Local Energy Symposium!

On Friday, May 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach the Center for Climate Protection held their 3rd annual Business of Local Energy Symposium – known in the CCA world as the Big Kahuna of CCA. This year’s opening speaker, California State Senator Ben Allen, who represents the South Bay and Westside cities of […]

Central Valley Invests in Clean Buses, Clean Air

In California, we’re headed toward a clean transportation future — and our buses are helping take us there. Across the state, millions of Californians depend on buses operated by more than 100 public transit districts to get to work, school, medical appointments, houses of worship, and recreational activities. One state policy is giving transit providers […]