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More Choice with Energy Program

In response to Loretta Wilson’s letter in your March 29 edition, our Community Choice Energy program increases rather than decreases choice for Humboldt County’s electric customers. In most of California, electricity is provided by privately owned utilities such as PG&E. Some communities, such as Sacramento, Ukiah, and Redding, operate their own municipal electric utilities. In […]

Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Coming to the North Coast

Electric vehicle drivers will soon have access to fast chargers for travel on Highway 101 throughout the North Coast to the Oregon border. Funded by grants from the California Energy Commission, the new charging sites will expand the infrastructure network and extend the range of EVs. ChargePoint has partnered with Mendocino Council of Governments and […]

Mendo’s PG&E Customers Will Join Sonoma Clean Power

Power customers in most of Mendocino County will automatically be enrolled in Sonoma Clean Power, a community choice aggregate, starting in June. At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, a team of public affairs and marketing representatives gave a presentation about what ratepayers could expect from the new provider. Community choice aggregates (CCAs), which were enabled […]

RCEA Board Approves Humboldt Redwood Company Agreements

On Monday afternoon the Redwood Coast Energy Authority unanimously approved two separate purchase agreements with Humboldt Redwood Company and directed staff to start the process to procure further biomass energy from DG Fairhaven. All board members were present except Rio Dell’s representative Tim Marks. About 25 people packed into the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District […]

Sonoma Clean Power to Provide Electricity to Mendocino County in June

Sonoma Clean Power has scheduled the following public meetings to learn more about services and options in Mendocino County: Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Coast Community Library 225 Main St., Point Arena Monday, March 27, 6-9 p.m. Mendocino Community Center 998 School St., Mendocino Wednesday, April 5, noon-1 p.m. Point Arena City Hall 24000 S. Highway 1, […]

Sonoma Clean Power Becomes Default in June

The Fort Bragg City Council met Monday evening to discuss the Georgia-Pacific mill site, Sonoma Clean Power (Fort Bragg’s new default electricity provider), upgrades to local streetlights and more. SONOMA CLEAN POWER Sonoma Clean Power will become the default electricity provider in the area in coming months after a decision by the City Council to […]

Sonoma Clean Power to Become Willits’ Default Provider

Willits residents can expect changes to their electric bills starting in June. Sonoma Clean Power, which became Mendocino County’s main electric supplier last fall, is bringing its services to Willits. Starting on the city’s June meter read date, all homes and businesses will automatically be enrolled in the power agency’s default service, running on 36 […]

New Energy Authority Aims to Reduce Rates by 2.7 Percent

Officials with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority expect to provide electricity to utility customer in Humboldt County at a lower rate than is currently offered once the community choice aggregation program launches May 1. Andrea Alstone, manager of power resources with RCEA, said the organization plans to offer an electric generation rate that will be […]

‘Community Choice Energy’ is Just Two Months Away, Humboldt

RCEA is working to implement the community choice program with a team of consultants selected through an open, competitive solicitation. The consulting team brings needed expertise and experience from working with the successful CCEs already operating elsewhere in the state. RCEA staff have formed our own in-house CCE team and are building local program management […]

The Humboldt Power Grid is About to Be Cleaner and Cheaper; Redwood Coast Energy Authority Explains ‘Community Choice’ Energy (includes audio)

This morning I spoke with Matthews Marshall, the Executive Director of Redwood Coast Energy Authority about the new Community Choice Energy program. Through the hard work of the RCEA, Humboldt County will be joining other California counties in generating, managing and choosing the sources of energy that supply the county. This new program should result […]