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Board to Select Two Firms to Create Countywide Energy Co-op Program

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA – Riverside County supervisors Tuesday are slated to approve contracts with two firms to draft plans for an energy purchasing cooperative that could lower electricity costs for residents countywide. County Legislative Affairs Director Brian Nestande is recommending that New York City-based Good Energy and Oakland-based Keyes, Fox & Wiedman be retained by […]

IEUA Launches Landmark Water-Energy Project

Clean tech energy storage leader Advanced Microgrid Solutions and the Inland Empire Utilities Agency recently launched a landmark water-energy project using advanced energy storage systems designed to better integrate renewable power, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower costs. The first-of-its-kind link between storage and renewable resources at a public water agency, installed and […]

Tapping Landfills to Generate Power Seemed Smart. So Why Is the Industry Threatened?

Tapping methane produced from decaying garbage in landfills to generate electricity was among California’s earliest experiments in renewable energy. But in order to comply with a new regional rule to cut another pollutant — the one that often leaves Southern California blanketed in a layer of smog — a Riverside County landfill has decided to shut down its generators and will […]

Riverside County May Become Electric Utility for Unincorporated Areas

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the investigation of forming a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. This CCA would serve ratepayers in unincorporated areas of the county and it is estimated that it will save them up to %9 percent on their energy bills. Starting the CCA would give residents an alternative […]

Riverside County ‘electric company’ deserves close look

Riverside County, CA has completed a study to test the feasibility of starting a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. If launched, this CCA would provide customers more choice in where there energy is produced, support their local economy, and potentially lower their electricity bills. “Being able to choose where your electricity comes from is one […]

How Riverside County wants to lower electric bills

Riverside County, CA Board of Supervisors is moving forward with a plan to pursue Community Choice Aggregation to serve residents in unincorporated areas of the county. This new energy program would replace the incumbent utility, Southern California Edison. “Besides helping residents save money, Supervisor John Benoit said aggregation might have a side benefit of helping in-county […]

No Edison, no problem: Riverside County taking steps to buy its own electricity

Riverside County is testing the waters to form a Community Choice Aggregation program (CCA) that would serve its over 2 million residents and its many businesses. Early reports show that the average home would save anywhere from $50 to $55 per month on electricity provided by a CCA. Read more here: No Edison, No Problem: Riverside […]

Report: Fresno is No. 1 for Industrial Solar Power in California

A new study released Wednesday ranks Fresno No.1 in California for industrial solar power installations. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee Staff Photo   BY BONHIA LEE blee@fresnobee.com Fresno is the state’s top region for industrial solar power, according to a report from a San Francisco nonprofit. The amount of solar energy generated on Fresno-area warehouses and distribution centers […]

San Bernardino County Energy Symposium Draws Desert Preservation Activists and Elected Officials

Photo caption: Woody Hastings (front row left) and Bill Powers (front row right) share their experience and knowledge of the renewable energy model known as Community Choice Aggregation while state, county, water and business leaders listen and take note. About 100 community leaders and clean energy advocates convened for a Local Energy Symposium on January 25th, […]