Huntington Beach City Council Discusses Energy Program

Monday, June 5th, the Huntington Beach City Council considered entering a non-disclosure agreement with Southern California Edison to look into a community choice aggregation, which can provide cities control over electricity rates and efficiency programs, a city staff report says.

A CCA is a program for cities to buy or generate electricity for residents, according to Pacific Gas and Electric.

Several Huntington Beach council members felt they need more information on the concept, and the panel voted unanimously to hold a study session soon to discuss the program’s pros and cons.

Peterson said he has a problem with the government being in charge of the city’s energy program.

Semeta and Councilwoman Jill Hardy said they need more information.

The council would have to enter a non-disclosure agreement with Edison to obtain customer energy use data to see if a CCA would be economically viable for the city, according to the report.

Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Tustin, Lake Forest, Orange and Garden Grove are looking into the program, the report says.

Huntington Beach City Council Discusses Energy Program, by Ben Brazil, Los Angeles Times, June 6, 2017.

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