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Click here for information on how to contact the CPUC and your legislator. 

CPX Webinars:

Community Choice Energy – Central Valley Focus
October 17. 2018 at 11am to noon.

This webinar will focus on challenges and opportunities of establishing Community Choice in California’s Central Valley. Our presenters for this webinar will include Rick DeGolia, Atherton City Councilmember and Vice Chair of Peninsula Clean Energy. Mr. DeGolia will share Atherton’s and San Mateo County’s experience in evaluating and then launching the fifth Community Choice agency in California, Peninsula Clean Energy. Additional presenters to be announced.

Click here to register for this webinar.

Recordings, PowerPoint slides, and related materials for all webinars are available on our dedicated CPX Webinars Page. If you have questions about CPX webinars, and/or to suggest a webinar topic, please email:

Thank you to all who attended! For recordings of various panels and talks please click here. 

The Business of Local Energy Symposium 2018 – A Smashing Success

Community Choice Energy – Power with Purpose

On June 5, 2018, about 400 people including elected officials, energy sector professionals, and advocates gathered in Sacramento for the Center for Climate Protection’s fourth annual Business of Local Energy Symposium. Co-organizers were the Local Government Commission and the Local Government Sustainability and Energy Coalition. Attendees heard 56 speakers and discussed California’s decentralized energy future.

Clean Power Exchange (CPX) is a place to exchange news, information, and resources about clean energy and the Community Choice movement sweeping across California.

  • Community Choice energy accelerates the adoption of renewables and strengthens local economies by shifting energy decision-making to local control.
  • Community Choice fosters Energy Democracy by empowering community stakeholders to weigh in on energy issues that affect their lives. CPX provides the tools needed to make the shift to a local, clean energy economy.

Together, let’s create a future free of fossil fuels, where residents and businesses share the benefits of local, clean energy.

Latest News

  • Addendum to Community Solar Pilot Program NOFASeptember 18, 2018 - 2:57 pm

    The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has issued an Addendum to the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Community Solar Pilot Program (2018 – NOFA – 62). The Addendum was issued in response to questions and comments received during the NOFA’s questions and answer period. The updated NOFA, Addendum Table, related […]

  • California customer choice at a crossroads: Regulators to weigh 3 key issues next weekSeptember 18, 2018 - 1:49 pm

    California regulators are poised to decide soon between two proposals on how to calculate the exit fee charged to customers moving away from California’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to new electricity providers. The result could determine the near-term viability of California’s budding customer choice movement. Regulators face three big questions on how to calculate the Power Charge Indifference […]

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Our interactive map shows the rapid acceleration of Community Choice in California. Click to view county and city information.


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