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What Is the Valley Clean Energy Alliance?

Function The Valley Clean Energy Alliance (VCEA) has been formed by the City of Davis and Yolo County to implement a local Community Choice Energy (CCE) program, otherwise known as Community Choice Aggregation.  VCEA is a joint powers agency designed to serve electricity customers located within the participating jurisdictions.  The mission of VCEA is to […]

Davis, Yolo County Working to Create Competitive Electricity Market

Davis and Yolo County are working to create a competitive electricity market for residents and businesses. The city and county have approved the formation of Valley Clean Energy Alliance, which will be a nonprofit joint powers authority local energy provider. Yolo County approved it this week. Davis approved the idea in March. The formation of […]

Woodland Selects Panel of Community Choice Energy Advisors

A panel of six residents will be the nucleus around which a larger body could assemble to determine whether a Community Choice Energy program would be a good fit for Woodland. Acting Tuesday night, the City Council accepted the group which will consider whether alternative energy sources would be preferred over Pacific, Gas & Electric […]

Per Capita Davis: Think Globally, Build Renewables Locally

My last two columns have been about Community Choice Energy, coming to all of us ratepayers less than a year from now. I called the columns CCE 101 and CCE 102. There is so much to say about Community Choice Energy and we will hear a lot about it when the board is formed and begins […]

Yolo County and City of Davis Partner to Bring Choice to Local Electricity

(Press Release) – Yolo County and the City of Davis have taken an important step to bring competition to the local electricity market. Both have voted unanimously to form the Valley Clean Energy Alliance (VCEA), a locally-based, not-for-profit electricity energy provider. Scheduled to begin service in Fall 2017, VCEA is designed to deliver cost-competitive clean […]

Editorial: Community Choice Alliance Right Way to Go

Woodland’s City Council decided to take a go-slow approach before hooking up with a Community Choice Energy Program called the Valley Clean Energy Alliance and we think that’s a wise decision. But we would urge the council and city to not wait too long before getting involved. After all, there is an opportunity here that […]

Community Choice Program Likely Coming to Yolo County

Yolo County supervisors are scheduled to adopt an ordinance on Tuesday implementing a Community Choice Energy Program to provide unincorporated and Davis residents with a cost and energy efficient alternative to PG&E. The ordinance was greeted with unanimous support from local residents and Board members during its first reading on Oct. 25. As a result, […]

Woodland Council to Look at ‘Community Choice’ Energy Program

A community ad hoc committee established when the Woodland City Council meets on Tuesday to evaluate the benefits and risks of joining a community choice energy program that could ultimately cut local power rates. The council meets at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 300 First St. At this point there is no fiscal effect of […]

New Renewable Energy Program Is Gaining Momentum

Davis’ Community Choice Energy program reached another milestone this week after the Davis City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to create a joint powers agency with Yolo County. The new program — recently named the Valley Clean Energy Alliance — will roll out a locally controlled energy program to distribute at least 50 percent renewable energy […]

Per Capita Davis: More about Community Choice Energy

My last column was about the basics of Community Choice Energy, an introductory course; call it CCE 101. Just to refresh, it is a partnership wherein one or more jurisdictions can partner with PG&E such that the jurisdictions assume the responsibility to purchase electricity (presumably with a higher content from renewable sources) and set the […]